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Primary Education: Quality of Learning Must Be The Same For All

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Story Source: The Daily Star ~ Go to Original Article

Soon after the publication of my article on the art of teaching and learning at The Daily Star on June 28, a reader shared her thoughts with me. She worked with students in many government and NGO-run primary schools as part of a Teach for Bangladesh fellowship programme.

Based on her experience of working at a particular primary school in Banshkhali, Chattogram, she wrote: “Most students [here] come from lower economic backgrounds and can’t afford private tutoring. They can’t pass their exams, don’t understand anything in class and therefore lose their interest in education. I have witnessed numerous loopholes. Teachers are not adequately trained to adopt the modern teaching methods in classrooms. Most primary school teachers don’t even bother about teaching and feel neglected too……………….