Quality teachers imperative for quality education: Speakers
08 November 2015, Nirapad News: Speakers at a workshop today stressed that utmost importance should be given on ensuring quality teachers at all levels from primary to university for the sake of qualitative and quantitative education to enrich the field of skilled human resources.
They unequivocally called for making the country’s education as the thrust sector for bringing dynamism in all the development sides. There is an urgent need for taking time-befitting and appropriate measures for improving teachers’ quality so that they can play vital role towards quality teaching.
They were addressing the workshop titled “Quality Teachers: Present Context and Our Duties” held at Master Chef Restaurant in the city. Shaw-Unnayan and Campaign for Mass Education (CAMPE) jointly organised the programme in association with Oxfam.
“Sustainable Social Development, Teachers Empowerment” was the main slogan of the workshop attended by large number of teachers, development activists and others concerned.
Terming the education as power house, Prof Hassan Azizul Haque who addressed the workshop as chief guest, said the cherished development of the nation is not possible by keeping the sector neglected or lagging behind.
Budgetary allocation needs to be enhanced for the sector for its substantial and sustainable development. “We have no way but to qualitative and quantitative improvement of the general education for taking the nation towards prosperity,” he said adding that concerted efforts of all quarters have become indispensable in this regard.
With Prof Shafiqur Rahman, Principal of Rajshahi Court Degree College, in the chair, Assistant Director of Department of Primary Education Abul Kalam Azad, Programme Manager of CAMPE Dr Mustafizur Rahman and District Education Officer Rafiqul Islam spoke as special guests.
During his keynote presentation, Prof Dr Nazmul Haque from Institute of Education and Research in Dhaka University put forward a set of recommendations on how to recruit quality teachers for quality education.
He stressed the need for appointing eligible teachers in the educational institutions by freeing the recruitment process from all sorts of politicisation and other unethical money transaction in the greater interest of ensuring quality improvement of education.
In his welcome speech, Mustafizur Rahman Khan, President of Shaw Unnayan, stressed on political commitment to make the country’s education as a thrust sector. Many of the national problems including over-population, poverty and unemployment could be solved if the light of education reached all.
He also called for qualitative and quantitative girls’ education, especially in the rural areas for the sake of overall rural and urban development.