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Quality education still a far cry, says Minister

By UNB, DHAKA
01st-Feb-2015       
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Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman said the quality of education could not be improved as per the expectations due to the insincerity of different quarters concerned.
"Though the government has a firm commitment to improve the quality of education, expected results cannot be attained for 'lack of sincerity' of different quarters involved in the sector," he said.  The minister said this on Saturday while addressing a function organised by Save the Children marking the launch of a study report titled 'Mapping ICT in Education Initiatives in Bangladesh' at the city's Spectra Convention Center.
The study report has documented the ICT initiatives in education by the government, local and international NGOs and the private sector throughout Bangladesh.
It found that ICT is being used, to some extent, for e-content development, teacher training, web portal creation for e-content sharing and teachers' networking, and also in community learning centres for underprivileged groups. But it is not being widely used to support student assessment, e-learning, programme monitoring and evaluation.
The minister said Multimedia classrooms have been set up in 20,500 secondary and 1,515 government primary schools across the country facilitating modern methods of teaching for 4.2 million students.  

Primary and Mass Education Ministry Joint Secretary Faizul Kabir, Policy Advisor to Access to Information (a2i) Programme at PMO Anir Chowdhury, and Save the Children Program Development and Quality Director Sharon Hauser, among others, spoke on the occasion.

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