Speakers at a workshop on Monday stressed on ensuring inclusiveness, pleasant classroom environment, interactive pedagogy, helpful governance and community engagement for contributing to making child- friendly schools.
They made these observations at inauguration session of the orientation workshop on ‘District Resource Team (DRT)’ arranged under the School Effectiveness Programme-2019 held at the district primary education office in the city.The district primary education office in collaboration with the Directorate of Primary Education organised the workshop with assistance of UNICEF Bangladesh.
The UNICEF supported School Effectiveness Programme includes financial support to selected schools, capacity building of teachers and school management committees, increasing quality of interactive learning process, extracurricular activities, improving monitoring and community engagement to improve school environment.
District Primary Education Officer for Rangpur Md. Shahidul Islam chaired the event participated by the district and upazila level primary education officials of the district.
Rangpur Divisional Deputy Director for Primary Education Md. Abdul Wahab addressed the event as the chief guest.
UNICEF Rangpur Office Chief Najibullah Hameem spoke as special guest at the workshop which is a part of implementation of the School Effectiveness Programme-2019 in 32 government primary schools across Rangpur district.
Abdul Wahab urged all education officials to translate their training and knowledge into enabling working environment and learning outcomes conducive for ensuring quality education and well-being of children.Najibullah Hameem stressed on the utter importance on ensuring quality education and capacity building of the teachers and members of the school managing committees for making the primary level schools more child-friendly.
“When our children feel happy, safe and protected in schools, then schools become child-friendly and effective in the factual sense”, Hameem observed while reiterating continuous UNICEF support for education sector in Rangpur region.
UNICEF Education Officer Sifat-e-Islam and Communication for Development Officer Monjur Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.