‘Technical edn to be made compulsory at school level’

Staff Correspondent

24 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said the government is planning to formulate technical education as compulsory subject for students of class VI to VIII in the country from 2021.

“At least two subjects of technical education will be introduced as compulsory subject for the students of school level while one of the subjects will be mandatory for the students of class VI to VIII,” she said.

The education minister came up with remarks while addressing as chief guest at a workshop at International Mother Language Institution in the capital’s Segunbagicha area.

Dipu Moni said the government is planning to introduce the technical education at general schools as the students those failed to achieve higher education will not be unemployed.

Dhaka divisional commissioner office on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) organised the programme.

The government has started its work to reform education sector for the betterment of education system as the education is involved with all the 17 goals of SDG, she also informed.   

The education minister said, “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had said for allocation of at least four percent of GDP for education but we cannot give the allocation till now. Budget allocation should be increased for education.”

Addressing at the event, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said “We have to keep in mind that development is not only huge amount of money in pocket but improvement of lifestyle and ensures a culture to obey law.”

The state minister also hoped of achieving the country’s SDG goal much before the scheduled time.

Dhaka divisional commissioner Mohammad Zainul Bari presided over the event while planning commission’s senior secretary Dr Shamsul Alam also spoke among others.