Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid takes part in a munajat after inaugurating the Teaching and Training Pet Hospital and Training Centre at Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University on Sunday. Photo: BD Post

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid Sunday said the construction works of nearly 33,000 buildings are underway to remove infrastructural problems at the educational institutions. The construction works are expected to be completed within next year, he said while talking to Bangladesh Education Reporter Forum (BERF) members at his office in the capital.
BERF President Mostofa Mallik, Vice President Md Morshadur Rahman, General Secretary SM Abbas, Joint secretary Sharmin Nira and senior officials of the ministry, among others, were present at the meeting. Nahid said the government has taken various programmes incorporating ICT for ensuring quality of education. “In a technology-based globalised world, quality education is crucial for any country. The government has realised the fact and executed its plans accordingly,” he added.
Nahid said despite a number of challenges, Bangladesh has some remarkable and praiseworthy achievements in the education sector.
“Distribution of free textbooks among the students of primary and secondary levels, increased enrolment rate and eradicating gender inequality in primary and secondary education have already been acknowledged in different international forums,” he added. “To maximize the benefit of using ICT in a classroom, we need a bunch of trained, motivated and technology-friendly teachers who will make the whole process effective and successful,” the minister said, adding the government is providing training to enhance the capacity of teachers.
Nahid said, “Formulation of the national education policy-2010 in order to build skilled and competent human resources through creating opportunities of enrolment in all levels of education is significant and positive pre-exist condition for Bangladesh when we are working of SDG-4 target.”
He said the government is working to bring non-government educational institutions under Monthly Payment Order (MPO) in phases.
Later, leaders and members of BERF called on Primary and Mass Education Minister Md Mostafizur Rahman at his office.
On the occasion, Mostafizur said the government has taken various initiatives to ensure good academic atmosphere at all government primary schools in the country.
He laid emphasis on congenial environment at the educational institution alongside imparting education aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-4 by 2030.