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Govt to appoint child psychologist in every upazila

  • Published at 07:26 pm September 5th, 2020
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File photo: Students in a class room Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Initially, one child psychologist will be appointed in each district

The government is planning to appoint a child psychologist in each upazila to support and provide counselling services to students, Education Minister Dipu Moni has said.

The minister was speaking as chief guest at an online discussion on the theme, “Let's Talk on Youth Education and Skills,” organized by the Centre for Research and Information (CRI) and Young Bangla on Saturday. 

According to the education minister, one child psychologist will be appointed in each district in the initial stage. Subsequently, one child psychologist will be appointed in each upazila.

“The psychologist will train a male and female teacher in each school on mental health issues, so that teachers can solve various psychological problems of the students through counseling,” Dipu Moni said.

“Youths are sensitive. Various questions always arise in their minds. Some are harassed and victimized in various ways at home, outside or at educational institutions. Because of this, they suffer from various mental problems, including depression and frustration, which may push them into committing suicide,” she added.

The minister also said the mental health of many students had suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of these circumstances, the Ministry of Education was thinking of appointing one child psychologist in each upazila of the country. 

Technical education course mandatory at SSC level  

The education minister noted that it was time to consider whether higher education was needed for everyone. Instead, it might be more important to ensure that the over two million young people added to the labour market each year had the necessary skills to thrive.

“We need to ensure that youths have the skills demanded by the market,” the minister said.

Considering the current labour market and  implementation of Vision 2041, the Ministry of Education had been giving utmost importance to quality and skill-based technical education, the minister pointed out in her speech. 

“The government has taken a plan to make one trade course compulsory for every student in class IX and X, with the aim of mainstreaming technical education,” she added.

Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed, Secretary of Madrasa and Technical Education Department Aminul Islam Khan and many young entrepreneurs and students participated in the event. 

Currently, a total of 18 ministries and agencies of the country, including the National Skills Development Authority, are working on skill development. 

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