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Believe in the children

  • Published at 10:45 am July 9th, 2018
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Photo: MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU

A robust and healthy education sector is essential for any country’s future progress

It is good to know that the government has its eyes on the education sector as the country is propelled towards developing nation status.

This sentiment was echoed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a recent award ceremony for the winners of the countrywide merit search 2018 competition, where she spoke of the need to “build up our children.”

We cannot disagree. If we are to move forward, providing our children with access to education, is extremely important.

Furthermore, we must realize that the quality of education provided is of paramount importance, and that education is more than a classroom and a blackboard. 

In this regard, the current government has taken the right steps: It has put emphasis on newer subjects, which continue to stay relevant. 

Teachers are being continuously trained to improve the delivery of lessons. 

And the government has also learned to value technical education, seeking to set up close to 400 vocational schools which would train our children in skills necessary for making it in Bangladesh, and the rest of the world. 

There is no denying that a robust and healthy education sector is essential for any country’s future progress, and it is good to know that the government has its priorities are in order in that regard.

However, there is plenty of room for improvement.

The Finance Ministry’s decision to allocate a mere 11.4% of the budget to education was not ideal, hinting at a need to come to a unified decision to always give education higher priority in the coming years. 

But, as the PM has said, we have some of the best and brightest students in the world, and given the right platform, there is no limit to what our children can achieve. 

It is our responsibility to ensure that the platform exists. 

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