Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Tuesday stressed the need for ensuring quality education for development of the country’s younger generation. TIB proposed 12 recommendations to ensure quality education.
A human chain titled "Tarunner Protyasha: Chai Gunogoto Shikkha" (Youths’ Expectations: Want Quality Education) took place at the Teacher-Student Centre premises on Dhaka University campus marking the International Youth Day to be observed on August 12.
While speaking at the Human Chain, TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman said, “Specialists in education sector often allege that the quality education did not improve alongside the growth of facilities and accessibility to education. And there is no alternative of quality education for the youths in order to achieve the sustainable millennium development goals. To achieve success, quality education must be ensured.”
“Youth should be involved in the partnership of gaining millennium development. Our potential youths occupy a major part of our society. The potentiality of our youths should be utilized by ensuring proper environment for their participation,”
During the programme TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman placed the recommendations in order to fulfill sustainable development goals (SDGs) through ensuring active involvement of youths in quality education across the country.
The recommendations are:
1. Devising specific short, medium and long-term national strategies for ensuring quality education through active participation of the experts and youths.
2. Allotting proper budget and building modern infrastructures to carry out the strategies.
3. Ensuring the rights to voice opinions and protest against incongruity.
4. Ensuring active involvement of youths for achieving the sustainable development goals.
5. Taking comprehensive measures to increase institutional ability, including curriculum and manpower, specifically at the educational institution level.
6. Taking effective steps to establish research-based communications among universities and industrial sectors.
7. Increasing scope for creativity and intelligence.
8. Increasing the budget allocation in the field of research.
9. Increasing the budget allocation and bank loans for youth entrepreneurs.
10. Creating markets and self-expression opportunities for youth entrepreneurs.
11. Proper implementation of the youth development guidelines.
12. Ensuring merit-based recruitment process devoid of corruption in every government and private sector.
Students of various schools, colleges and universities and people from different walk of life took part at the human chain around 11:00am.