Academic atmosphere and quality education marked improving trend following massive infrastructural uplifts at a cost of Taka 331 crore in the education sector in Rangpur in last 10 years.
By virtue of the infrastructural uplifts, students are getting improved facilities and digital equipment in their educational institutions to acquire knowledge amid congenial environment.
Talking to journalist, Executive Engineer of the Education Engineering Department (EED) Delwar Hossain Majumder said his department implemented infrastructural uplifts at Taka 214-crore at many secondary and higher secondary level institutions, reports BSS.
“Students are getting better facilities, opportunities and congenial academic atmosphere for higher education following construction of several buildings of Begum Rokeya University spending Taka 78-crore in last ten years,” he said.
Besides, the EED has constructed four-storey academic buildings of 29 non-government colleges at Taka 65.25-crore, 64 secondary schools at Taka 40.19-crore and 18 madrashas at Taka 11.03-crore in the district.
“We have constructed four-storey academic buildings to turn seven non-government schools into model schools at Taka 7.20-crore and one academic building and two hostels for female students at Carmichael College at Taka 12.30-crore,” Majumder added.
Principal of Lalkuthi Girls’ School and College Abdur Rouf Sarker said the EED constructed a five-storey academic building with IT facilities at Taka 3-crore substantially improving education facilities in the institution.
Intermediate level students Aklima and Roksana of the institution said they are getting more interests to attend new classrooms having digitized multi-media projector facilities after massive infrastructural uplifts.
Sub-divisional Engineer (SDE-1) of Public Works Division Md Moniruzzaman Sarker said his department implemented various infrastructural development projects at a cost of over Taka 117.68 crore in last ten years in the district.
“The major projects include constructions of Technical Training Centres at Gangachara and Pirgachha upazilas at Taka 59.49 crore, construction of Rangpur Nursing Institute, vertical extension of Rangpur Nursing College and hostels at Taka 58.19 crore,” he said.
Assistant Engineer of Rangpur Zila Parishad Masud Rana said the organisation constructed academic buildings of seven educational institutions spending Taka 4.53 crore in last ten years.
The institutions are- BIAM Laboratory School and College, Robertsonganj Girls School, Jummapara Korimiya Nurul Ulum madrasha and Orphanage, Afanullah High School, Keramotia High School, Carmichael Collegiate School and Pirganj Begum Rokeya Mohila College.
District Education Officer Roksana Begum said the government has supplied laptops and multimedia projectors to 638 educational institutions, established Sheikh Rasel Digital Labs in 79 schools and digital labs in 86 schools in the district.
“Besides, six non-government secondary level schools and four non-government colleges have been nationalised and 12,456 teachers were trained in different categories in last ten years,” she added.
District Primary Education Officer Tauhidul Islam said 172 headmasters, 1,259 assistant teachers and 701 pre-primary teachers have been appointed in primary schools during the period.
A total of 739 non-government primary schools have been nationalised and 16 new primary schools set up in remote areas.
“Besides, Taka 108-crore were distributed as sub-stipends among students of 1,274 primary schools and laptops and projectors among 168 schools and Sheikh Rasel Digital Labs were set up in two primary schools,” Islam added.
A total of 321 primary school buildings have been reconstructed and 253 others renovated and wash blocks set up at 430 primary schools all over the district, he added.
Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib said massive infrastructural developments have improved academic atmosphere and facilities and quality of education in the district.