National Level Learning Sharing Conference on Second Chance Education (SCE) was held on Sunday, at The Palace Resort, Bahubal, Habiganj, Sylhet.
The purpose of the conference was to share the progress and discuss future strategies of the SCE program.
Mohammad Asif-Uz-Zaman, secretary, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME) was chief guest at the event.
The event was chaired by Dr Md Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal, ndc., director general, Directorate of Primary Education (DPE).
Md Gias Uddin Ahmed, additional secretary (Development), MoPME; Tapan Kumar Ghosh, director general, Bureau of Non-Formal Education (BNFE) and Md Delwar Hossain, director, SCE Division, DPE; were also present as special guests in the event.
Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal ndc expressed his satisfaction with the pilot program and expressed his hope to target 1 million out of school children.
The first phase of the program started in September 2017 as a pilot program for one lakh Out of School Children (OoSC).
The pilot program is being implemented at 37 upazilas of Dhaka North and South City Corporation, Chittagong City Corporation, Sylhet, Sunamgonj, Kishorgonj and Gaibandha districts.
MoPME/DPE has endorsed four tested alternative education models named ABAL, Cohort, Multi-grade and SHIKHON to provide quality basic education to diversified groups of OoSC in different geographical areas.
From July 2018, MoPME hopes to continue this program in the next Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4), aiming to reach one million OoSC.