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Highest budget for education meant for comprehensive national dev: PM

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PID1846-900x645DHAKA– Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said
education sector continued to receive highest budgetary allocation as her
government envisages an educated nation for country’s advancement in all
fronts.

“The government allocates highest budget to education sector and took
steps for diversification of the education to build up country’s huge
population as human resources,” she said as she released the annual results
of HSC and equivalent exams at a function at her Gonobhaban residence.

The premier added: “We want to create a generation which will take the
country in every sector including education, culture, science and
technology.”

The function marked the release of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC),
Alim HSC Vocational, HSC (Business Management) and Diploma in Business
Studies (DIBS) examination results.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed her over a summary of the
results while the examinations were held under eight general education
boards, madrasa and technical education boards in April this year.

Chairman of the 10 boards handed over the results of their respective
boards to the premier.

The prime minister said since assuming office in 2009 her government was
making constant efforts to modernize the education system with a special
emphasis on technical and science education.

She said Bangladesh entered into an advanced scientific arena launching
Bangabandhu Satellite and establishing nuclear power plants but the country
now needed huge competent manpower for running the state of art
installations.

Sheikh Hasina said the incumbent government was working to make compatible
the education system to world standard so the next generation could move
keeping pace with other countries.

The premier expressed her hope that new generation would devote them in
studies taking the advantages of the government created facilities and groom
them up as competent citizens.

“Education is the best wealth of a person which none can take away (and)
our children are undoubtedly meritorious, while we have to use their talents
in nation building activities,” she said.

The prime minister appreciated the efforts of the education boards,
administration, law enforcement agencies to check question-paper leak this
year.

Sheikh Hasina said the post-1975 governments gave more attention to enjoy
the power than delivering services to the people and for subsequent 21 years
the countrymen were exposed to their misrule.

She reiterated her call to guardians, teachers and religious leaders to
take care of their children for their protection from militancy, terrorism
and drug abuse.

State Minister for Madrasa and Technical Education Division Kazi Keramat
Ali and Secretary of the Higher Secondary Education Division Sohrab Hossain
also spoke at the function, moderated by premier’s principal secretary Md.
Nozibur Rahman.