Construction of 33,000 academic buildings underway: Nahid

DHAKA, Oct 28, 2018 : Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today
said the construction works of nearly 33,000 buildings are underway to remove infrastructural problems at the educational institutions.

The construction works of academic are expected to be completed within
next year, he said when Bangladesh Education Reporter Forum (BERF) met with Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid at the lattar’s office here.

BERF President Mostofa Mallik, Vice President Md Morshadur Rahman,
General Secretary SM Abbas, Joint secretary Sharmin Nira and senior officials of the ministry, among others, were present at the meeting.

Nahid said the government has taken various programmes incorporating ICT for ensuring quality of education.

“In a technology-based globalised world, quality education is crucial for
any country. The government has realised the fact and executed its plans
accordingly,” he added.

Nahid said despite a number of challenges, Bangladesh has some
remarkable and praiseworthy achievements in the education sector.

“Distribution of free textbooks among the students of primary and
secondary levels, increased enrolment rate and eradicating gender inequality in primary and secondary education have already been acknowledged indifferent international forums,” he added.

“To maximize the benefit of using ICT in a classroom, we need a bunch of
trained, motivated and technology-friendly teachers who will make the whole process effective and successful,” the minister said, adding the government is providing training to enhance the capacity of teachers.

Nahid said, “Formulation of the national education policy-2010 in order
to build skilled and competent human resources through creating opportunities of enrolment in all levels of education is significant and positive pre-exist condition for Bangladesh when we are working of SDG-4 target.”

He said the government is working to bring non-government educational
institutions under Monthly Payment Order (MPO) in phases.

Later, leaders and members of BERF called on Primary and Mass Education Minister Md Mostafizur Rahman at his office.

On the occasion, Mostafizur said the government has taken various
initiatives to ensure good academic atmosphere at all government primary
schools in the country.

He laid emphasis on congenial environment at the educational institution
alongside imparting education aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-4 by 2030.