Country needs Research University

Although the quality of education has been improved but there is no research university in Bangladesh and no remarkable research work seen at the existing different public and private universities.

Education Secretary Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury made the opinion as the chief guest at the Second National Conference of Teachers-2013 at city’s Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) Auditorium on Friday.

He said, government has distributed 92 crore books in primary and secondary level in last four years in free of cost. As there is no learning assessment in those levels, it is being impossible to get clear idea about standard of education. This is why, government is planning to launch School Based Assessment (SBA) system. He stressed on including national history and civics in text book.

He also informed about the internal assessment system to ensure quality education in universities.

Bangladesh Reading Association (BRA), in collaboration with Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), Campaign for Popular Education and International Reading Association organized the conference for second time.

At his presidential address, DAM President Kazi Rafiqul Alam said, professional skill of teachers should be developed to ensure quality education. Social media can to play significant role for disseminating education.

Professor of Bangla Department of Dhaka University, Abul Quashem Fazlul Huq presented the key-note paper. DAM Executive Director Dr M Ehsanur Rahman delivered a speech on ‘Education Philosophy: Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah’. Former Director of CPEIM Unit of Education Ministry Prof. Nurul Islam delivered the welcome address.