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.