To spur multimedia education among students at primary level, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged affluent section of the society, particularly former students, to help their schools to equip with digital equipment.
The prime minister said the government has laid importance to provide students with computer education from primary level as primary school is the basis of education. In view of this, the government has given multimedia projectors in 1,500 schools and laptop in 5,000 schools, she said.
"The government alone cannot do everything. It's a huge task to provide digital equipment to every 63,601 schools in the country," she said urging the former students and affluent section of people to come up with the support to have multimedia, laptop and other computer accessories in their schools.
Multimedia classroom would make easy for students to know and understand about a thing as well as learning a subject, she said adding it's not a difficult task at all to make at least one multimedia classroom in a school.
The prime minister said this while inaugurating interactive multimedia digital content for primary education at a function at her Tejgaon office here today.
Sheikh Hasina said today's children are the country's future. We want to build up our future leaders able to lead the country at global arena. "As an independent nation we will not bow to other and we will live keeping our head high," she said adding "every children must have the self determination and always have to keep this in mind."
Under the programme Information and Communication Technology division has made digital version of 17 textbooks of primary education with the technical support of non-government development organization BRAC and Save the Children.
On the occasion a documentary was presented on digital contents for primary school students while two primary school teachers gave demonstration on interactive multimedia version of 'Bangla', 'Bangladesh Parichaya' and English subjects.
Minister for Primary and Mass Education Mostafizur Rahman, State minister for Information and communication technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Chairman of BRAC Sir Fazle Hasan Abed addressed the function.
Secretary of Primary and Mass Education Humayun Khalid, Regional Director of Save the Children Michael McGrath and Secretary of the Minister of Information and Communication Technology Shyamsundar Sikder also spoke on the occasion.
The prime minister website where the contents are available. State minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak handed over the CD of the digital contents to the Prime Minister.