Health Desk-March 14, 2019: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon all not to put extra pressure on the children for studying instead of making education interesting and delightful to them.
The premier said, “Extra pressure should not be put on the children for studying. All should keep in mind that the children can learn through playing, without any fear”.
The PM said these while addressing a programme marking the inauguration of the National Primary Education Week-2019 at the city's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Wednesday.
Hasina requested guardians and teachers not to repeatedly ask the children to study as they could be losing their interest in learning and getting afraid of it. She said all should help the children flourish their natural talents.
About her referral of a child to a school for admission, the PM said the school authorities gave the child a printed question paper to answer. “Why would the child go to the school if he could answer the question?” she asked.
Recalling Bangabandhu's contribution to education, the PM said the father of the national had taken steps to build an illiteracy-free country by making primary education compulsory for all and education free for women.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had nationalised over 36,000 schools and the jobs of all primary teachers of those institutions as per recommendations of Qudrat-e-Khuda Education Commission, constituted by Bangabandhu in 1972, she mentioned.