Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday urged journalists for cooperation through constructive criticism for the development of country’s education sector.
People want to know true and objective news which creates a scope for correction and self-criticism, he said, adding that “We are not becoming unhappy for news against us if it is true and constructive.”Nahid came up with the remarks while addressing a ceremony organised by Education Reporters Association of Bangladesh (ERAB), a guild of journalists working for education beat in different media outlets.
Education minister also said the country is seeing an unprecedented development in education sector as the present government has taken massive measures.
“We have to transform the huge population into skilled manpower. The government is stressing on technical education to achieve this target,” he added.
ERAB president Siddiqur Rahman Khan presided over the launching programme of the newly formed organisation while Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman inaugurated the event at 10:00am at International Mother Language Institute in the capital’s Segunbagicha area.
Terming education is a vital and big sector of the country, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan said now around 38 lakh students are studying while around 6 crore people involved with the education.
Now many newspapers are publishing but the number of dedicated journalists is very limited, Prof Mannan said adding that the journalists are working in media as jobholder instead of doing journalism.