Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said science education should be attracted to create knowledge-based society aiming at transforming Bangladesh into an economically developed country.
“The country will no longer import knowledge and technology…. We want to gain capacity for exporting knowledge and technology,” he told the function at Tejgaon Government Science College here, an official release said.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Director General of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Prof Md Mahabubur Rahman, among others, addressed the function with Principal of the college Bonomali Mohan Bhattacharya in the chair.
In an effort to promote science education, Nahid said, the government has taken special initiatives to attract more students into science aiming to generate new knowledge.
“We are offering special facilities for meritorious teachers to improve quality of education. As teachers are the main force for improving standard of education, we are also recruiting brilliant candidates for the teaching profession,” he added.
“Our children are extremely brilliant…If they are given adequate facilities, they will do better at international level,” the minister added.
A total of 23,500 multimedia classrooms have been set up at schools in order to introduce ICT-based education, Nahid said.
Teachers have been given training to develop digital contents so that they can make classes interesting and enjoyable by using multimedia projectors, he added.