Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities concerned to scale up attention on the educational institutions as public exam results show a relatively low performance this year.
The Prime Minister termed the school students meritorious and there is no reason they come out unsuccessful saying: “I think, special attention should be given to all institutions whether educational activities are properly run there,” she said.
Hasina came up with the remarks while inaugurating the free textbook distribution programme and receiving result of the Primary Education Completion, Ebtedayee, Junior School Certificate (JSC), Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) and equivalent examinations at her official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka Saturday.
The success rate in JSC and JDC examinations has suffered a significant fall as pass percentage of examinations has come down to 83.65 percent, dipping 9.41 percentage points from last year.
Hasina formally opened the free textbook distribution programme by handing over books of primary and secondary levels to students.
She also directed to formulate time-fitting curriculum for the students to keep pace with the modern world, according to state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.
“The world is changing regularly. So we’ll have to prepare an updated curriculum to keep pace with the modern world,” she said.
The Prime Minister put emphasis on further strengthening the training programme for the teachers.
Referring to the introduction of PEC, JSC and other equivalent examinations, she said these exams help children raise self confidence by removing fear about public examinations.
The government has given the highest importance to education for building a developed and prosperous nation by rooting out poverty, she said adding that no nation can achieve its desired goal without education.
Hasina advised the students to improve themselves as well-educated saying none can steal or snatch education.
The premier said, soon after the independence, Bangabandhu government had given top priority to education as well as made primary education compulsory and nationalised huge number of primary schools.
She mentioned that her party formulated education policy after consultations with experts and holding seminars, symposiums and discussion meetings with all stakeholders.