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BAS-Daily Star Round Table Discussion on Science Education held on 12 July 2008

 

 

The Bangladesh Academy of Sciences and the Daily Star jointly organized a Round Table Discussion on Status of Science Education in Bangladesh -Current Status and Future Trends on 12 July 2008 at the conference room of the Daily Star. Professor Dr. M  Shamsher Ali, President of the Academy presided and initiated discussion and Mr. Mahfuz Anam, Editor, Daily Star delivered the introductory remarks.  The following four thematic papers were presented: Present status of curricula for science education at the Secondary and Higher Secondary levels and ways for improvement, - by Professor Mohammad Kaykobad, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, BUET, Dhaka. Quality of teachers and facilities available for science education at the Secondary and Higher    Secondary levels, - by Prof. Zafar Iqbal, Dept. of Physics, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Present status of budget allocation for science education and way forward to improved science education, - by Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Vice-Chancellor, BRAC University. Government policy on Science Education and what the government should do    -by Professor M.  Shamsher Ali, President, BAS and Vice-Chancellor, Southeast University. National Professor Dr. MR Khan, National Professor Dr. AKM Aminul Haque, Vice President, Professor Dr.  Aminul Islam, Council Member, Prof. Dr. Jamal Nazrul Islam, Dept. of Physics, Chittagong University, Prof. Dr. Quazi Abdul Fattah and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ali Asgar, East West University took part in discussion.  About 30 distinguished scientists and academicians including the distinguished Fellows of the Academy, Professors of the university and teachers from different renowned colleges in Dhaka, participated in the discussion.  Professor Dr. Naiyyum Choudhury, Secretary, BAS presented the concluding remarks and final recommendations.The Daily Star published a weekly supplement, Star Campus on 27 July 2008.  As a follow-up action, a national conference on Status of Science Education in Bangladesh will be held on 9-10 October 2009.