Experts call for focus on pre-school and technical education sector
Bangladesh’s educational institutions reopened on September 12 this year after being closed for almost a year and a half due to the coronavirus pandemic Mahmud Hossain Opu / Dhaka Tribune
To tackle the pandemic in the education sector, everyone must work together, says one of the experts
Experts called for a focus on the preschool, pre-primary and technical education sector in a consultation meeting marking the golden jubilee of independence and the education sector,
Speakers made the observation during a thematic virtual webinar titled “Achievement, Challenges and Way Forward for Bangladesh’s Golden Jubilee,” co-hosted by CSO Alliance with Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) and Dhaka Ahsania Mission Wednesday.
Rasheda K Choudhury, Facilitator of the CSO Alliance and Executive Director of CAMPE, moderated the session.
In her welcoming speech, she said pre-primary students have long been overlooked and called on the authorities to pay close attention to this matter.
Speaker of Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, also the event’s main guest, said the government was emphasizing career-oriented education to eliminate unemployment.“There is no other alternative than to provide education to sustain the development of the country. This is why the government has taken various positive initiatives for students who belong to backward communities and who are disabled, ”she added.
She called on everyone to work in a coordinated approach for a more effective education sector.
Dr M Ehsanur Rahman, Executive Director of the Dhaka Ahsania Mission, said the CSO alliance has taken the initiative to launch institutional research on Bangladesh’s 50 years of achievement.
Noting that a silent pandemic is underway in the education sector, Asif Saleh, Executive Director of Brac, said: “To fight this pandemic in the education sector, everyone must join hands. and work together. “
Dr Mostafizur Rahaman, Program Director of CAMPE, introduced the keynote of the discussion.
To meet the challenges of the education sector, he stressed the need for a coordinated approach by all.
About 200 professionals and decision-makers from NGOs involved in the education sector joined the webinar.