Mustafizur for ensuring qualitative and quantitative primary education

RAJSHAHI, March 3, 2018 (BSS)- Primary and Mass Education Minister
Mustafizur Rahman, MP, asked all the officials and teachers concerned to put
in their best efforts to ensure qualitative and quantitative primary
education.

“You have to take the responsibility to reach the light of education to all
the children and there is no alternative to it” he reminded them. He was
addressing a daylong workshop titled “Sharing Best Practices to Enhance
Quality Primary Education” at Rajshahi Medical College auditorium in the city
today as chief guest.

The minister said the present government is pledged to ensure quality
primary education for the sake of freeing of the nation from the curse of
illiteracy.

He mentioned the district, thana and upazila level officials and teachers
should discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty to supplement
the government endeavor effectively.

Chaired by Director General of Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) Dr
Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal, Commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur-Rahman, DPE
Directors Saber Hossain and Bijoy Bhushan Paul, Joint Secretary of Primary
and Mass-education Ministry Sheikh Atahar Hossain and Divisional Deputy
Director of DPE Abul Khayer also spoke.

Minister Mustafizur Rahman listed the government’s manifold development
activities including development of school infrastructure, ensuring supply of
safe drinking water, introduction of uniform education and stipends for
disadvantaged children.

He added that the hiking of teachers’ salary, distribution of textbooks to
primary school students on the first day of the year and introduction of e-
book were among the major development activities.

He stressed the need for building a skilled and knowledgeable workforce
for implementing the ‘Vision-2021’ as declared by the government aimed at
turning Bangladesh into a tech-savvy country.

Mustafizur Rahman said there was no alternative to building an educated
and skilled workforce to expedite balanced development of the country,
besides building an IT-dependent modern nation. In doing so, he said, the
government has given special emphasis on education for all.