News 2014

EIA now reaching 12,500 government primary and secondary school teachers!

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On 16 June 2014, English in Action achievements and progress sharing meeting was held at the Proshika Bhaban, Mirpur organized by EIA Project Management Unit (Directorate of Primary Education, GoB).

The objective of the meeting was to share the successful training of 12,500 Government primary and secondary teachers across 49 districts of Bangladesh.

Teachers present in the event shared their experiences with the audience. Ms. Shahnaj Shimla, Head Teacher from Sutrapur, said “We have received a lot of benefit from EIA project. It has helped us change our perceptions of teaching English in a very constructive way and this is having an impact in our classrooms.”

Furthermore, teachers expressed their interest that the EIA programme intervention should include from class one to five in all schools, so that it could help them achieve better student learning outcomes for English. Consistent and steady progress levels could be ensured through focused input over a period of several years.

Mr. Shyamal Kanti Ghosh, Director General, DPE, present as the chief guest, emphasised on the students’ learning and assessing the outcome of the efforts ensured by DPE through the EIA programme.

EIA team members in the sharing meeting presented the impact results. The recent findings demonstrate great results with teachers and students. Teachers, after engaging with EIA, feel more confident - 95% of teachers report that EIA helps them improve their own language skills and over 90% report that EIA has an impact on the way they teach.

The event was chaired by EIA, Project Director, Mr. Md. Siddiqur Rahman, and welcome address was delivered by Dr. Johan Bentinck, Team Leader, EIA. Prof. Rakhal Chandra Dey, Director Training, DSHE, Mr. Ruhul Amin, Director Administration, DPE, Ms. Claire Hedges, Programme Coordinator, EIA from The Open University, UK, government teachers and DPE officers were present amongst others in the progress sharing meeting of English in Action.

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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.