Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Saturday laid emphasis on developed education system for skilled manpower.
“If we want skilled manpower, we must develop our educational system,” the minister said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a two-day national conference titled ‘Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh: Educational Responses, Challenges and Possibilities’ at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban at Dhaka University (DU) campus.
For developing our education system, we need good teachers, the minister said. “Our government has taken many steps to create good teacher.”
He also said that 40 percent students of our country are getting scholarship from various private and public companies. “Female students are getting free education up to higher secondary level.”
“Our government is working to ensure education for all by 2030,” he added.
He urged guardians to keep their children away from immoral activities like question paper leak saying, “A small number of people are involved with this type of activities.”
In recent times, the law enforcing agencies have arrested 157 people and suspended some teachers in this connection, he said.
Presided over by DU Institute of Education and Research (IER) Director Professor Syeda Tahmina Akhter, principle coordinator (SDG Affairs) of prime minister’s office Md Abul Kalam Azad, Education Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain, among others, addressed the function.