News 2015

All primary school teachers in Keraniganj are now part of the new change

The wave of change has now spread across Keraniganj upazila as all the primary teachers are now aware of EIA approaches and good practices which can make a positive impact in their classroom.

Around 65 primary school teachers came together for the workshop organized by District Education Office supported by EIA on 2nd December 2015. This event helped all primary school teachers in this upazila to know about the communicative language teaching in English classes. Unlike other workshops, this workshop was extraordinary as this was solely organized by the upazila government education officials.

There are 128 Govt. Primary school in Keraniganj and in 2012 EIA intervention could only reach 63 schools. But Shah Sufi Md. Ali Reza, Divisional Deputy Director, Primary Education, Dhaka was very keen to ensure all school come under the fold of EIA approaches. He took the initiative to ensure remaining school teachers get the training which will have a great impact on the English language development in this area. He recognizes EIA, as the best project in Bangladesh working for English language development and he took necessary initiatives to organize this event.

The workshop was inaugurated by the Mr. Ali Reza, "EIA project will not last forever but we can keep the practices of EIA everlasting by our initiatives. By this training, I’ve taken over the EIA approaches, now the responsibility is to the UNO. He will nurture the practice within you (teachers) and thus to our children."

Shaheen Ara Begum, District Primary Education Officer (DPEO) emphasizes the practice of English, stating, "Our children understand but they can’t speak in this foreign language. To help them we have to use it as we use Bangla with our family members, colleagues, friends and relatives in our society."

Abul Bashar Mohammad Faqrujjaman, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), Keraniganj; who has selected the best UNO in Dhaka district adviced to the teachers, “EIA is providing with resources, take these as your asset and develop yourselves in your profession.”
Md. Siddiqur Rahman, Project Director, EIA and Ms. Zakera Rahman, Divisional Manager, Dhaka were present amongst others in the workshop.

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