The government plans to arrange a 7-day overseas training for 7,000 primary school teachers
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government has decided to modify the primary education curricula by 2020.
"A decision has been taken to modify the primary-level curricula to introduce new education activities at primary schools," she said while replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Mohammad Shahiduzzaman of Meherpur 2 in the parliament on Wednesday.
The prime minister said the curricula from pre-primary level to Class-V will be revised within 2019-20 and textbooks to be printed in line with the new curricula will be given to students next year.
“Different measures have been taken to make teachers of government educational institutions attentive to teaching in classrooms,” she added.
Sheikh Hasina said: “The government has a plan to arrange seven-day foreign trips or overseas training for 7,000 primary school teachers, including the best ones, at national, divisional, district and upazila levels.
In reply to another question, she said: “The government has plans establish a digital university in every division by phases. Already the digital university Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University, Gazipur has been established.”
The prime minister also placed the names of 97 heads of the state and government, important world leaders and organizations who have so far greeted her for being re-elected prime minister following her party's landslide victory in the 11th general election held on December 30 last.
In reply to another question, Sheikh Hasina said: “The government will take legal measures against those who will destroy peace and order, and the country's image through communal propaganda.”
"If there is any attempt to spoil the existing communal harmony, the government will curb it with an iron hand," she added.
Responding to a starred question, she said: “The process to conduct feasibility studies is underway to construct subways or underground metros to ease unbearable traffic congestions in Dhaka.
The feasibility study has already completed over the construction of 39.24km elevated expressway from Baliapur of Savar to Nangalbandha of Narayanganj via Nimtali, Keraniganj, Fatullah and Bandar.
Besides, she mentioned that a project proposal is pending with the Planning Commission for conducting a feasibility study to construct a tunnel the under the Jamuna River with the government's own finance.
The prime minister also mentioned other ongoing activities to ease the nagging traffic congestion in the country.