January 29, 2017 - 5:36pm
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday, has stressed on the continuation of public examinations in class-V and class-VIII during the inauguration of the National Primary Education Week-2017, reports BSS.
She said these examinations have been playing a crucial role in building confidence among students to sit for the secondary school certificate examination (SSC).
Sheikh Hasina said: “The main objective of introducing the new system in 2009 was to ensure equal opportunity for all the students and dispel their fear in sitting public examination.”
“But I have been observing that a section of people have been criticising the issue with the suggestion to stop the examinations. But their claims hardly suit the reality”, the prime minister added.
She pointed that previously a few number of students were used to be selected in the schools to sit in the examinations for scholarship in Class-V and Class-VIII. These students were given extra care from the school authority. But after introducing the new system to provide scholarship to the students based on their results, everyone has been receiving equal treatment.
The prime minister said in the previous system a student had to wait ten years for a certificate. But getting a certificate in between is matter of great pleasure for them and their guardians too, the prime minister said.
Minister for Primary and Mass Education Mostafizur Rahman presided over the function organised by the ministry at Osmani Memorial Hall in Dhaka.
Acting secretary of the ministry Mohammad Asif-uz-Zaman and Director General of Directorate of Primary Education Dr. M. Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal addressed the function, among others.
On the occasion, the prime minister distributed prizes among the winners of sports and cultural events of Inter-Primary School Competition-2016.