News 2012

EIA Orientation & Training Workshop for Government Education Officers for secondary schools held

On 17 November 2012, an Orientation workshop for Government Education Officers for secondary schools was organized by English in Action, a large-scale UK Government funded project in Bangladesh working on developing teachers’ knowledge and skills to teach English to primary and secondary school children.

The aim of the workshop was to provide orientation for education officers from divisional, district and upazila level, as well as Academic advisors and TTC principles. The main objective of this workshop was to create awareness about the project and work with the participants to plan for its implementation and monitoring.

Mr. Pieter Feenstra, Team Leader, English in Action, in his opening speech welcomed and thanked the Secretary of Ministry of Education, Director of Development, Open University, UK, and the workshop participants. He was pleased to hear that many of the participants were already aware of EIA activities taking places. 

Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Secretary, Government of Bangladesh, the chief guest of the event, said ‘the English in Action initiative is really fruitful, and we hope that in future we will be able to achieve our objectives.’

Ms. Edith Prak, Director of International Development of the Open University, UK in her speech said the key element of the methods used in EIA aim to change the way the teachers teach English with full support and training resources.’

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English in Action programme is a UK Government
funded programme implemented by the
Government of Bangladesh and managed by
Cambridge Education, a member of Mott MacDonald.