At a free textbook distribution program at her office on Sunday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government wants to form an international standard education system in Bangladesh following the curriculum of world-renowned educational institutions.
“We will give money for whatever needs in education. There are renowned international universities – We have to see how they teach. What curriculum and which method do they follow? We want to establish an international standard education system in Bangladesh,” she said. She said this while opening of the program of handing over books to students of pre-primary, primary, and secondary levels in the morning.
She also emphasized practical learning-based education to create employment opportunities in the country.
Sheikh Hasina said she wants to develop a nation with modern technology-knowledge-based education as she desires that students get such education from an early age. So, her government is giving importance to technical education and vocational training, she said.
“We want to build a nation with modern-technology-knowledge-based education. We’ve already done everything for that. Mentioning that the present era is the age of modern technology and knowledge, we will never be left behind. We have to keep pace with other countries. so we want our boys and girls to learn technology from an early age.”, she further stated.
She added: “We want our country to keep pace with the world. That is why we have to change our education curriculum.”
Referring to a quote from Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the prime minister said Bangabandhu didn’t consider the cost of education as an expenditure rather he used to think of it as a kind of investment.
Calling on the students to pursue study attentively, she said life becomes a failure without education as there may be wealth in many things but education is one thing that no one can take away. We want to build the nation with versatile education. To build a smart Bangladesh, we need a smart skilled population the most, she continued.
Highlighting the importance of education to get rid of poverty, the head of government said they want to make Bangladesh a poverty-free country which is only possible through education and that is why we have given the most importance to education.
At the textbook distribution ceremony on the eve of 2024, Sheikh Hasina extended her New Year Greetings to the nation for 2024 ahead.
With Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni in the chair, Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury delivered the welcome address. State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain also spoke at the function.