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.
said her government is now moving towards introducing pre-primary classes in
all schools to get more students enrolled.
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.
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).