Pre-Primary Education being introduced in daycare centers
Published: 03:08 PM, 5 February 2021
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
The government has decided to introduce Pre-Primary Education in the daycare centers set up at the Bangladesh Secretariat and the Directorate of Primary Education.
According to the Directorate of Primary Education, under the ‘Pre-Primary Education 4 Plus’ interim package, the government has decided to introduce pre-primary education with 2 years’ plan on an experimental basis for children above 4-years-of-age in a one-by-one primary school in 2,633 clusters selected in 2021.
Besides, pre-primary education with 2 years’ plan will be introduced in all primary schools across the country in 2022.
Confirming the matter, Alamgir Muhammad Mansurul Alam, director-general of the Directorate of Primary Education, said the decision has been taken to introduce pre-primary education for children above the age of 4 (4 plus) in daycare centers. Letters will be sent to the Ministry of Public Administration for the post creation.
It is to be noted that Professor Narayan Chandra Saha, chairman of National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), handed over the interim package under ‘Pre-Primary Education 4 Plus’ to State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossen at his office on October 22 last year.
The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education had earlier said that there is a deep connection between pre-primary education and quality education at the next level. Pre-primary education makes an important contribution to the physical, mental, intellectual, linguistic and social development of young children.
Besides, the 7th Five-Year Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals-2030 emphasize the introduction of two-year pre-primary education. In view of this, as per the election manifesto of the present government, the action plan prepared by the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education was taken to upgrade the pre-primary level from one year to two years.
The plan was approved by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on June 23 last year to launch pre-primary education for children over 4 years of old.