Staff Correspondent: The dropped out rate reduce to 18.6 percent in primary education. Which is the lowest in the last ten years. The primary and mass education secretary Akram Al Hossain confirmed the news yesterday.
The Secretary said due to the proper steps taken by the government, there has been a qualitative change in primary education. In the year 2009, the ratio of student-teacher were 46: 1. Now, the ratio is 36:1. At the same time, the students’ dropout rate was reduced to 18.6 percent. The rate of absence of students in schools is also declining.
Akram Al Hasan said that the pass rate in primary school certificate (PSC) examination was 88.84 percent in 2009, but in 2018 it’s increased to 97.59 percent. This is a significant example of the increase in primary education standards. It has been possible due to the good thoughts of the government.
During this time, he said that the Deputy Commissioner has been playing a vital role in implementing the activities of the primary and mass education ministry. He said this in a meeting on the second day of the Deputy Commissioner’s conference yesterday.
The Deputy Commissioners appreciated the participation of various development projects, including the appointment of the primary school teachers and employees, the responsibility of the president to recruit the Primary Education Completion Examination.
Recognizing the constitutional responsibility of ensuring quality education for each child, Akram Al Hasan said, MDG has been achieved. Now the United Nations declared sustainable development targets or the implementation of SDG. By 2030, this government will make the best efforts to ensure free, elementary and life-long elementary education of all students.
Referring to the government’s commitment to eradicating illiteracy, she said that everyone will have to come forward to form a healthy society through partnerships at all levels. Implementation of Vision 2021 will be possible if we developed our education sectors.
Akram Al Hossain also said that to keep the ongoing progress of the entire primary education family, regular monitoring of field level will be increased. Besides, informing the ministry about identifying the problems of primary education in the inspection, the next necessary action will be taken to improve the quality of work implemented in the field.
Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni was present as the chief guest. Deputy District Commissioner, Deputy Minister of Education Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury were present as a special guest.