DHAKA: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid categorically said it is impossible to build modern Bangladesh with the ongoing traditional education system.
“The new generation must be taught keeping pace with other developed world,” he said.
The education minister came up with the observation in a discussion meeting held at the National Press Club in the city Monday.
Quoting the success of the government in education sector, Nahid said, “We distributed some 19 crore books in the first year when we assumed power and 27 crore books will be distributed in next year.”
“The SSC and HSC results are being published within 60 days and examinations are taken in creative system which has been lauded by UNESCO,” he added.
Nahid said, “The government has trained more 5.5 lakh teachers and the universities are being facilitated with world class research.”
The discussion was addressed, among others, by DU VC AAMS Arefin Siddique, Secretary General of Bangladesh Teachers’ Association SN Jalil and Principal Ali Chowdhury.
BDST: 1815 HRS, SEP 17, 2012
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