Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said Thursday that the government has ensured 99 percent enrollment in primary schools as the rate of students’ drop-out reduced.
“We have made a remarkable success in the education sector in the past couple of years as a result of sincere efforts of the government,” he told a seminar on “Achievement of Awami League in education sector” at the Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University here.
Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof Abdul Mannan, Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Dr Md Aktaruzzaman, former Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Dr AK Azad, teachers of the university, among others, addressed the seminar with Chairman of Deputy Committee on Education and Human Resources of Awami League Prof Abdul Khaleque in the chair.
Prof Dr Md Abul Qashem of History Department of Rajshahi University presented a keynote paper at the seminar.
The government has taken various programmes incorporating ICT to ensure quality of education, Nahid said adding, “In a technology-based globalised world, quality education is crucial for any country. The government has realised the fact and executed its plans accordingly,”
Nahid said despite a number of challenges, Bangladesh has some remarkable and praiseworthy achievements in the education sector.
“Distribution of free textbook among the students of primary and secondary levels, increased enrolment rate and eradicating gender inequality in primary and secondary education have already been acknowledged in different international forums,” he added.