Education & Culture

Bangladeshi students excel in English, Mathematics at Brac Kumon

Published : 02 Oct 2023 09:43 PM

Bangladeshi students have achieved remarkable success in English and Mathematics education thanks to the Japanese educational system known as Kumon. 

To celebrate this achievement, Brac Kumon Limited hosted a day-long grand event in honour of the students at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh in the capital on Saturday, reads a press release.

The event was divided into three parts the Bronze Award Ceremony, the Silver and Gold Award Ceremony, and the Gala Night.

The main attraction of the event was the Gala Night, dedicated to promoting students' self-reliance. This segment featured a fascinating laser show, a captivating theatrical performance by Tarua, amazing beatboxing by Beatmosphere, a Tron dance, and various other cultural performances. This year, 888 students from Brac Kumon Ltd received awards in three different categories for advancing beyond their grade levels by one, two, three, or more years. Additionally, six outstanding students from Brac Kumon were recognized for successfully completing the Kumon Program. 

These awards were presented by esteemed guests, including HE Iwama Kiminori, the Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh, Iwama Tomomi, Asif Saleh, executive director of Brac and chairperson of Brac Kumon Limited, Katsuyuki Inoue, managing director of Kumon Institute of Education Co, Ltd, and Syeda Sarwat Abed, managing director of Brac Kumon Limited.

The event was attended by other distinguished guests, including Mehruba Reza, head of Women Banking at Brac Bank, Taro Kawachi, managing director of Bangladesh Special Economic Zone (BSEZ), Munia Islam Mozumder, CEO of Teach for Bangladesh; and Tawhida Shiropa, CEO of Moner Bondhu.

Kumon, which has been assisting students for 67 years, was founded by Japanese Toru Kumon to support his son Takeshi's learning difficulties. It has expanded to more than 62 countries and is renowned for promoting independent study for academic improvement and the development of 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and problem-solving. The Kumon method uses personalized plans to unlock each child's full potential.

Currently, there are 12 operational Brac Kumon Centres in Dhaka. Brac Kumon aims to establish approximately 50 more centres nationwide by 2025 with the goal of nurturing a skilled workforce.