Inclusive education for skilled human resource underscored
RAJSHAHI, Dec 7: Educationists and development activists at a discussion here on Saturday opined that inclusive, equitable and qualitative education for all is very important for taking the nation forward successfully through boosting the country's competent workforce.
They observed that all the government and non-government entities concerned should come forward and work together to attain the cherished goal of achieving the number 4 (SDG4) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the SDG4 refers to ensuring inclusive and equitable education for all besides creating scopes of lifelong learning opportunities.
They came up with the observation while addressing a sub-national consultation on 'Development of SDG4 Strategic Framework and Action Plan for Bangladesh' at Hotel Warisan in Rajshahi city.
Dhaka Office of UNESCO and Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) jointly organized the meeting in cooperation with Sachetan Rajshahi, a rights-based non-government development organization, under the leadership of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education. Commissioner of Rajshahi division Humayun Kabir Khandakar and Divisional Deputy Director of the Department of Primary Education Abul Kalam Azad addressed the meeting as chief and special guests respectively while Lead Consultant of SDG4 Shymal Kanti Ghosh was in the chair.
CAMPE Deputy Director Enamul Haque, UNESCO Programme Officer Shirin Akter, Sachetan Executive Director Hasinul Islam and its Project Coordinator Sarker Helaluzzaman also spoke.
UNESCO Consultant Zia-Us-Sabur gave an overview of the SDG4 and its directives side by side with the important steps adopted by the government to achieve the goal by 2030 in his keynote presentation.