Bangladesh to groom children as global citizens: PM



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government is going to introduce a fresh national curriculum from next year aimed at raising Bangladeshi children as the global citizens to make them befit for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4RI).

“We look forward to raising our children as truly global citizens . We are introducing a new national curriculum from next year,” she said.

In a video recording national statement broadcast at the UN Secretary General’s Transforming Education Summit on Monday (local time), the Prime Minister said, “The new curriculum will prepare our students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” BSS reports.

She added that it will make them aware of becoming climate resilient and turn them into the real agents of her nation’s ‘Vision – 2041’ to become a developed , knowledge-based economy.

In higher education, the premier said, “We are giving priority to research and development . For technical education, we aim to have better industry linkages.”

She said that their children should have skills that they can use anywhere in the world.

“We need international cooperation for mutual recognition of qualifications .We commit to improve access to foundational and lifelong learning ,” she said.

To promote multi-lingual education, the Prime Minister said, they have developed text books in the mother tongues of some of their ethnic groups.

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