British Council has bestowed the prestigious International School Award upon 28 schools under its “Connecting Classrooms” program across the country for their outstanding performances in the academic year of 2016-2017. The event was held on Saturday at British Council's premises on Fuller Road.
Sohorab Hossain, secretary at the Ministry of Education, was the chief guest with British Council Bangladesh Director Barbara Wickham in the chair.
Barbara, in her welcome speech, said: “ISA is a celebration and recognition of collaborative activities of schools. It is a partnership journey between schools at home or abroad which develops networking by sharing the curriculum, extra-curriculum activities and exchanging cultural values, tradition and heritage.”
Secretary Sohorab said the government has been working to ensure world-class education system with the changing demand of technology and globalization. He urged teachers to be sincere and dedicated in discharging their duties to ensure quality teaching and learning.
Later, an open roundtable discussion involving people from different backgrounds took place.
Around 150 teachers, including principals, head teachers, education officials across the country joined the event.
A cultural program, performed by students of Viqarunnisa Noon School & College, followed.
British Council School Ambassador and Robertsongonj High School & College Principal Zakir Hossain, whose institution won an award, said it was a great honour for the school. He said teachers and students benefit from developing a sense of internationalism.