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BAS-AASA-FASAS Workshop on Science Education

BAS-AASA-FASAS Workshop on Science Education

10 October 2009

Venue: NMST Auditorium

Agargaon, Dhaka-1207


Provisional Programme as on 23 September 2009

10 October 2009


9:00-9:30                     Inauguration


Welcoming: Professor Naiyyum Choudhury, Secretary, BAS

Chief Guest: Architect Yeafesh Osman

Stae Minister of Science and ICT, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Special Guest: Professor Jinghai Li, President, AASA

Special Guest: Professor Dr. Omar Abdul Rahman, President, FASAS

Chair: Professor M. Shamsher Ali, President, Bas and Vice President, AASA


9:30- 10:00                  Plenary Session


Ways and means of increasing interest in Science Education in Asia

Chair: Prof. Jinghai Li, President, AASA

Speaker: Prof. Dr. M. Shamsher Ali

President, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences


10:00-11:00                 Status of Science Education – Country reports Session

Chair: Prof. Dr. Omar Abdul Rahman

President, FASAS

Co-Chair: Co-Chair: Mr. Mahfuz Anam, Editor, the Daily Star


1. Australia

2. Bangladesh

3. India

4. Iran

5. Korea

6. Malaysia

7. Pakistan

8. Russia

9. Singapore

10. Turkey

11. Vietnam


11:00-11:15                 Tea break


11:15 -1:15                  Promotion of Science Education

Chair: Prof. Dr. Jennifer A. Marshall Graves

Academy's Foreign Secretary, Australian Academy of Science


Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. Ramanathan Subramaniam , Honorary

Secretary, Singapore National Academy of Science


Speakers: (1) Prof. Namik Kemal Aras (Turkey)

Secretary General, AASA

(2) Prof. Won-Hoon Park

Executive Vice-President

The Korean Academy of Science & Technology

(3) Prof. N. K. Gupta

Vice-President, Indian National Science Academy

(4) Prof. Hassan Zohoor

Secretary, Academy of Sciences of IR Iran

(5) Ir. Dr. Ahmad Zaidee Laidin

Vice-President, Academy of Sciences Malaysia


1:15-2:00                     Lunch Break


2:00-4:00                     Exhibition of indigenous Science Equipment for Secondary and Higher Secondary Level

4:00-5:00                     Open Session on "AASA-FASAS interaction for the development of indigenous science kits"


Chair: Prof. Chau Van Minh

President, Vietnamese Academy of Sciences and Technology

Co-Chair: Prof. V. Krishnan, Coordinator, TWAS-ROCASA



5:00-5:30 Concluding Session:      Workshop Recommendations

Chair: Acad. Nikolai Dobretsov

Chairman, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. M. Shamsher Ali

President, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences