98pc midday meals programme implemented: Mostafizur


DHAKA, June 24, 2018 (BSS) – Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur
Rahman said here today the government has successfully implemented 98 percent
of the midday meals programmes designed for checking primary school student’s

“The rate of absence has been reduced after introducing of the midday
meals programme for the government primary school students across the
country,” he said as the chief guest while inaugurating a two-day “Innovation
and Showcasing Fair-2018” at Directorate of Primary Education here.

“Ninety eight percent of the programme has already been implemented,” he
said, hoping that the execution rate will be sent percent at the quickest
possible time,”

“Social interactions have also been increased with introduction of the
program which will help to grow talents. The gap between students and
teachers has been reduced with ensuring participation of the teachers in the
program,” he also said.

The government has taken an initiative to appoint a teacher for sports and
culture at each of the government primary school across the country aimed at
flourishing talents among the students under the fourth stage of Primary
Education Development Program (PEDP), the minister informed.

Director General (DG) of Directorate of Primary Education M Abu Hena
Mostofa Kamal presided over the function. Among others, Secretary of Primary
and Mass Education Mohammad Asif-uz-Zaman, additional DG Ramzan Ali and high
officials of the ministry were present on the occasion.