Education minister Dipu Moni on Monday said that they were considering introducing Education Television to broadcast the classrooms of the country’s best teachers to benefit students across the country to improve the overall quality of education.
While talking to reporters at the secretariat, she also said that both the teachers and students from remote areas would be benefited by the initiative.
The minister briefed reporters after attending a discussion on education sector with the deputy commissioners on the second day of the conference of deputy commissioners.
The DCs have already placed around 333 proposals to the Cabinet Division, one of which included a proposal to send the best teachers from urban areas to the rural areas as guest teachers for enhancing quality of education and stimulating the interest of the students in the far corners of the country.
Dipu Moni, however, said since price of television set was not high, the classrooms of the best teachers could easily be broadcasted and simultaneously introduced to students at multiple classrooms across the country at a very low cost.
If Education TV could be introduced then students in remote areas would be able to access quality teaching, the minister said, adding that they were considering the plan.
Replying to a question on the education of the children of government officials, Dipu Moni said that as per an existing government system when an official was transferred to a place, his or her children would have the opportunity to get admitted at the public schools in that area.
She said that as a result there was no need for securing quota for government employees as per another proposal given by the DCs.
‘We will consider it, if there is any need for quota for children of government employees working in the education ministry,’ she said.
About the specialised university for government officials, the minister said that they would consider the proposal, but the construction of any university go through some set processes.
At the conference they also discussed other relevant issues, including a ban on coaching business and note books, strict monitoring to prevent sexual harassment of students, making technical education more popular, playing national anthem at all educational institutes and development of infrastructures, she said. They had asked the DCs to follow these instructions, she added.
During the briefing, deputy minister for education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury was also present.
On the same day, during the discussion on primary and mass education ministry, the secretary Md Akram-Al-Hossain urged the DCs to ensure genuine and quality education, said a press release issued by the ministry.