The government has taken initiative to amend education policy: Education Minister

The government has taken initiative to amend the education policy, said the Minister of Education. Dipu Moni. He made the remarks while addressing the inaugural function of the Bangladesh Fifth National Youth Family Planning Conference at Krishibid Institute in the capital on Friday.

The education minister said, ‘We have formulated the education policy about 10 years ago. Many changes have taken place in this long time. So now the government has taken initiative to revise the education policy as it is necessary to revise, refine, add, and update the education policy.

He added, ‘Already a large population of the country has been brought under education. Now the need is to achieve the quality of education. The government is committed to ensuring quality education at all levels of education. The enactment of integrated education law is almost at the final stage.

He called upon the government as well as the people to pay special attention to the mental health of the people and the young generation in order to develop the post-epidemic world economy and achieve global sustainable development goals.

The two-day conference, organized by Sirak-Bangladesh for the fifth time this year, has been a bit different due to Corona. As a precautionary measure to prevent corona infection, only speakers at the conference were present in person at the venue following the hygiene rules. And by registering on the website, more than five hundred young people from all over the country are participating in the conference online. Where they will participate in various events including networking and skills development training sessions in addition to eight plenary sessions, four parallel sessions. The organizers hope that the conference will play an important role in ensuring sexual and reproductive health and rights and family planning services among adolescents and young people.

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Secretary of the Department of Health Education and Family Welfare in a special guest speaker. Ali Noor said, “In addition to meeting the health care and nutritional needs of adolescent mothers, attention is being paid to reducing their mortality. Earlier, the Department of Health, Education, and Family Welfare had extended the duration of the adolescent-friendly service center from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.

Among others, Director General of the Department of Family Planning Sahan Ara Banu, UNFPA’s Bangladesh Representative Dr. Asa Torkelson, Marvin Christian, Senior Program Officer, Johns Hopkins University, and Fahmida Haque Rimti, a student from Chittagong Medical College, spoke as distinguished guests.

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