Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her government has initiated a process to introduce a unified curriculum for kindergartens, madrasas and primary education institutions to establish a common education standard.
She said the newly formed Education Policy Formulation Committee, which aims to achieve a viable education system for the country, has already submitted its recommendations and the government is examining those and finding modalities to implement those.
Hasina was addressing the opening session of the second ministerial meeting of South Asia Education for All (EFA) Forum at the city's Sonargaon Hotel with Primary and Mass Education Affairs Minister Afsarul Amin in the chair.
She said her government is now moving towards introducing pre-primary classes in all schools to get more students enrolled.
"The present government is committed to enrolling all school-age children by 2011 and achieving full literacy by the year 2014," she said, adding that at present 91 percent of school-age children go to schools.
The prime minister pointed out that the government is implementing multifaceted programmes to ensure access, retention and qualitative improvement of primary education under the Second Primary Education Development Program (PEDP-II).