'Pre-Primary Education Curriculum' launched
With a view to building a bridge between family learning and primary school education, ActionAid Bangladesh yesterday published a book on pre-primary level education.
The book titled 'Pre-Primary Education Curriculum and Teachers Manual' written by Prof Md Delwar Hossain would help students overcome school phobia.
The book has lots of pictures, rhymes and interesting stories and directions for pre-primary level teachers about teaching children in interesting ways.
Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on education ministry Rashed Khan Menon launched the book at its publication ceremony as the chief guest at Shishu Academy auditorium in the city.
Speaking on the occasion, Menon, also the president of Workers' Party, stressed the need to impart training for teachers to give pre-primary level education an institutional shape.
Speaking as the special guest, HM Habibur Rahman, director (education), Save the Children, said the pre-primary level learning strengthen the base of lifetime education.
If the pre-primary level education can be ensured for children, it would help develop the standards of primary education, he added.
Rasheda K Chowdhury, executive director of Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), also spoke at the programme moderated by Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh Farah Kabir.
The speakers said pre-primary education is a child right, but the government spends little for the pre-primary education and that the children from poorer and rural households do not have access to it.
The government should give importance to the pre-primary education for the children under six for the betterment of the poor and marginalised children, they added.
This book is being used in 400 centres run by non-government organisations across the country.