Mostafizur seeks specific guidelines for quality education

DHAKA- Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman today urged all actors, including educationists, to provide specific guidelines for improving quality of education.

"There is no specific measure to evaluate quality of education. So, all education activists should produce clear guidelines to determine standard of education," he told a sharing session at the BRAC Centre here.

Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) and Citizen Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh jointly organized the session on "Accountability for SDG-4 and Citizen Participation".

Member of General Economic Division of Planning Commission Dr Shamsul Alam, Executive Director of CAMPE Rasheda K Choudhury, Executive Director of Manusher Jonno Foundation Shaheen Anam, among others, addressed the session with Convenor of Citizen Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya in the chair.

Representatives from different government and non-government organizations took part in the open discussion at the session while Executive Director of Institute of Microfinance Dr Mustafa K Mujeri presented the keynote.

Mostafizur said, "Bangladesh has made a remarkable progress in student enrolment at primary level, which has been lauded globally. We have also achieved a good progress in attaining gender parity and other key indicator of education."

"Now, we are focusing on improving quality education to create a skilled workforce in the country.

We have to work together to enhance standard of education," he added.

Other speakers said the country must focus on ensuring inclusive and quality education to achieve the target of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-4.

Alongside increasing budgetary allocation, the government should recruit meritorious teachers to improve standard of education as efficient and brilliant teachers are important component of improving quality education, they added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)