54 people are getting primary education medal

54 people are getting primary education medal. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will present medals to these 54 people at the opening ceremony of the National Primary Education Week on Thursday (June 27).

Primary and Mass Education Secretary Farid Ahmed said this at a press conference on Tuesday (June 25) at the secretariat on the occasion of awarding Primary Education Medal-2023 and National Primary Education Week-2024.

He said, on June 27 at 10 am, the primary education medal ceremony organized by the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and the opening ceremony of the National Primary Education Week will be held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has agreed to attend the event as the chief guest.

The theme of this year’s National Primary Education Day is ‘Child Friendly Primary Education, Initiation of Smart Bangladesh’.

The secretary said that the significant feature of the National Education Week is to recognize the best child artists, teachers, individuals, institutions, employees and officials by awarding medals and certificates to the best child artists, teachers, individuals, institutions, employees and officials through competitions in various subjects from the school, cluster and upazila/ police station level to the national level. The celebration of Primary Education Week began in 1983 after the approval of the Board of Governors for the award of meritorious teachers for their contribution to the improvement of the quality of education.

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In 2022, the primary education medal policy has been increased to 18 categories by adding some new medals at the individual and institutional level. The main aim of awarding the Primary Education Medal is to develop the latent talent of the children, develop their own culture, self-development, achieve self-reliance and uncover the culture of their country by participating in national and international competitions. Farid Ahmed said.

He said that outstanding individuals are also awarded in recognition of contribution in their respective fields during the National Primary Education Week. Also, primary school students were awarded with medals and certificates for excellence in sports and cultural arts. This time 126 people are getting medals in 18 categories in three fields. 54 people will receive medals from the hands of the Prime Minister. Medals will be delivered to the rest.

Farid Ahmed also said that timely measures taken by the government have resulted in increase in primary school enrollment rate, reduction in student dropout rate, increase in school attendance rate and increase in primary education completion rate.