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Prime Minister’s meeting with the High Commissioner of the United Nations Refugee Agency

Prime Minister’s meeting with the High Commissioner of the United Nations Refugee Agency
Prime Minister’s meeting with the High Commissioner of the United Nations Refugee Agency

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had a courtesy meeting with the High Commissioner of the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, Filippo Grandi. The Prime Minister held this meeting with Filippo Grandi at Hotel Lotte Palace New York meeting room on Tuesday morning local time.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New York at 10:24 PM local time on Monday after attending the funeral of the late British Queen Elizabeth II. He will attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly there.

Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States Muhammad Imran and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Muhammad Abdul Muhith received the Prime Minister at the John F. Kennedy Airport.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in a recorded speech aired at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Education Transformation Conference on Monday, US time, that her government will launch a new national curriculum next year. The curriculum aims to develop Bangladeshi children as global citizens fit for the fourth industrial revolution.

The Prime Minister said, we want to make our children real global citizens. We are introducing the new National Curriculum from next year. This new curriculum will prepare our students for the fourth industrial revolution.

He said that this curriculum will sensitize children to be climate resilient and make them true agents of Vision-2041 to make Bangladesh a developed and knowledge-based economy.

Regarding higher education, Sheikh Hasina said, we are giving priority to research and development. We are planning good industrial linkages for technical education. Bangladeshi children will have skills, so they can work anywhere in the world.

He said, we need international cooperation in bilateral recognition of qualifications. We are committed to improving access to basic and lifelong learning.

Referring to the fact that textbooks have been prepared in the mother tongues of some ethnic groups in Bangladesh, the Prime Minister said, “We are teaching hundreds of thousands of children displaced from Myanmar’s Rakhine and taking refuge in our country in their languages.”

Sheikh Hasina said that the government of Bangladesh is providing regular training and incentives for teachers in the field of quality and inclusive education.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thanked the UN Secretary General for organizing the Education Transformation Conference. He said the conference will identify new ways of thinking about future changes in the workplace.


The article is in Bengali

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