Sunday, April 29th, 2007
Quality should be as important in improving education as literacy rates, said speakers at a policy roundtable yesterday. They also stressed the importance of increasing enrolment of minorities and disabled children in an effort to achieve universal education in Bangladesh by 2015.
The speakers also opened up discussion on the much disputed figures of literacy rate, saying there is a need for a common definition of literacy for greater consistency and coordination among different stakeholders in education development.
Education activists, former and current bureaucrats, NGO workers and academics participated in the roundtable styled "Education as a human right: Where are we?" jointly ... (read more)