Govt ‘eyes partnership’ with non-formal education sector

2021-10-17, 9:52pm Administration

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The government is eager to work in the non-formal education sector on the basis of a long-term partnership.

Dhaka, Oct 17 :  Director General of the Bureau of Non-Formal Education (BNFE) Md Ataur Rahman has said the government is eager to work in the non-formal education sector on the basis of a long-term partnership with BRAC, an international development organization.

BRAC's long-term activities for Rohingyas and the host community are positive, praiseworthy and realistic, and the government wants to utilize those experiences of BRAC, he said.

Rahman made the remarks while addressing a discussion at a hotel in Cox’s Bazar town on Saturday evening, said a media release on Sunday.

The Education Sector of BRAC under Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) organized the discussion titled ‘Education Activities under HCMP’.

The BNFE DG visited the district to inspect the education activities, taken up by BRAC, at Rohingya camps.

Md Ripon Kabir Laskar, Deputy Director (Admin) of BNFE; Safi Rahman Khan, Director of Education Programme of BRAC; Md Mahamud Hasan, Chief of Party of the same programme; Khan Mohammad Ferdous, Lead of Education Sector under HCMP; and others were present.

The BNFE DG stressed the importance of innovating new ideas by utilizing the experiences of field level BRAC employees regarding the non-formal education for Rohingyas and the host community.

BRAC brought 69,423 children (aged between 3-14) under non-formal education at Rohingya camps. Besides, the organization is working for 3,759 children of the host community, he said, adding that the government and BRAC can work jointly on innovation by utilizing BRAC’s experiences.

He said the government will provide necessary support regarding the innovation and enhancing capacity of education employees.

Earlier, the DG visited the BRAC Learning Centre at No. 15 and 16 Rohingya camps where he talked to Rohingya children, studying from level 1-4, their parents, guardians and teachers, reports UNB.