Literacy

ICT division partners withBrac Kumon to spread Japanese method of learning

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday was signed between the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) division and Brac Kumon Limited to spread the Japanese education method ‘Kumon’ across the country.

ICT division Director General Md Mostafa Kamal and Brac Kumon Ltd Managing Director Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed inked the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak was present as the chief guest at the signing ceremony where the ICT division’s Senior Secretary NM Ziaul Alam, Country Representative to Bangladesh of Japan External Trade Organisation Yuji Ando and Brac Kumon Ltd Head Nehal Bin Hasan among others were present there.

Addressing the programme, State Minister Palak said the Kumon method will be launched at Sheikh Russell Digital Labs under the ICT division this year to spread the method across the country.

Apart from this, a pilot programme of this method will be implanted in six ‘School of Future’ by this year, he said adding that this method will be launched fully in 300 ‘Schools of Future’ by 2025.

Japan’s ‘Kumon’ method to be launched in 300 Bangladeshi ‘Schools of Future’ next year

He said this method will be helpful to flourish the talent of students along with removing intimidation in mathematics and English.

Stressing the need for smart citizens for building a smart Bangladesh by 2041, the state minister hoped that this method will play a role in building smart citizens.

Japanese mathematician Toru Takoshi, father of the Kumon method, designed it to develop his son’s math skills in 1958 as he was weak in the subject.

Some four million students from 60 countries across the world have been studying mathematics and English using the Kumon method.

Source: United News of Bangladesh