National Education Framework: Make it modern for new world
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday underscored the need for modernising the national education framework further to cope with the technology-driven competitive world.
She said this while witnessing a PowerPoint presentation on the draft outline of the "National Education Framework" at the Gono Bhaban.
The Ministry of Education prepared the draft outline.
Hasina said technology is advancing and Bangladesh must move ahead keeping pace with the advancement of the world and technology; and the country's education framework needs to be befitting of the time.
Mentioning that the education framework is being modernised following the policy of the government, she said Bangladesh must not lag behind as the world is advancing in terms of knowledge, science and technology.
She expressed satisfaction over yesterday's presentation saying measures were highlighted there to make academic activities more attractive to students alongside teaching them on life and livelihood.
Hasina regretted that educational institutions had been closed for more than one and a half years due to the Covid-19 pandemic although educational activities continued online during this period.
She said the children were deprived of enjoying their academic life and environment in educational institutions, including colleges and schools.
About reopening of the educational institutions, the premier hoped that the situation would become normal in the days ahead.
She said the government introduced pre-primary education to attract the children to schools through games and amusement.
Terming Bangladesh a country of rivers, canals and swamps, she said the government is constructing schools and colleges across the country keeping this reality in mind.
Besides, necessary steps have been taken to build roads and paths towards the schools in villages to ensure easy communications of the students, she added.
Hasina said children in the past were not interested in science education and her government took steps to establish 12 science and technology universities in the country to attract them into science education.
Besides, the government also established specialised universities in the country on some specific subjects, she said.
About primary education, the PM said the government nationalised primary schools and gave the highest importance to technical education following the footsteps of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.