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UNESCO lauds BD's success in education

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17th-Apr-2015       
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UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova has commended Bangladesh's success in education sector saying that the countries lagging behind in achieving the Education for All (EFA) goal can take the experience of Bangladesh setting this example.  The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) director general was replying to a question from Bangladesh Representative to the UNESCO Executive Board and Senior Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury at the afternoon session of the 196th session of the UNESCO Executive Board on April 14 in Paris, a press release said here on Thursday.
Bokova said that Bangladesh is moving forward towards the inclusive education within the prior-set target of 2015 due to the present government's political will and commitment to the education.  She also lauded the role and commitment of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in this regard.
The UNESCO DG recalled Bangladesh's achievement in MDGs and EFA well ahead of the 2015 that was the target to achieve those while many countries are positioned behind.
The current session of the UNESCO Executive Board started on April 13 and will continue till April 23.
Dr Kamal Chowdhury is representing Bangladesh to the ongoing session of the UNESCO Executive Board.
Other members of the delegation are Bangladesh Ambassador to France M Shahidul Islam, Bangladesh National Commission Secretary for UNESCO Md Monjur Hossain, Counsellor of Bangladesh Embassy Mohammad Hazrat Ali Khan and First Secretary Farhana Ahmed Chowdhury.

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