State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid on Sunday said there is no alternative to education for building a prosperous nation as teachers are the craftsmen of human beings.
"Teachers have a unique role in building a nation," Khalid said while speaking as the chief guest at a triennial council of the Bangladesh Teachers' Association at Tarique Memorial auditorium in Mymensingh district town.
He said the government has taken various measures in order to ensure a congenial atmosphere at the educational institutions across the country and quality of learning apart from imparting teachers with befitting training since Bangladesh has defined education as an essential requirement for every child.
It is not easy to progress for survival, security, progression of individual’s life without training, consequently, education is the only way to develop, the state minister opined.
"The teachers should spread the light of education among mass people to lighten the entire nation," he continued.
Mentioning that the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has nationalized one school at each upazila to reach education to the grassroots level, the state minister said, "The government will undertake these types of endeavours in the days to come."
Convener of Bangladesh Teachers Association District chapter Md Anwar Hossain presided over the council, attended by chairman of Mymensingh Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board Chairman Dr Gazi Hasan Kamal, Professor Bazlur Rahman, advisor of association Abu Bakor Siddik and General Secretary Professor Kawser Ahmed, among others.
Teachers from 13 upazilas of the district took part in the council.