An approach to increase school enrollment
Bangladesh has recorded remarkable successes in increasing national rates of school enrollment over the past decade. The main idea was to end exclusion by increasing Inclusive quality education. We are however sad to note that children living in the urban slums have the lowest rates of net school attendance—far below national average. Without access to quality education, these children are denied the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, capacities, skills and self-confidence required to break the inter generation poverty cycle and therefore move out of exclusion.
It is therefore very important to have a special attention for these groups of inclined children. We must ensure that they are offered the same quality education than the majority of children in the country.
So many things like-Poor quality of teaching, weak school management, curriculum irrelevance, and language also lead to marginalization and exclusion of children, even for those who are attending schools. Children attending classes feel excluded because of the teacher and peers’ attitudes.
To address the situation, inclusive education is incorporated into all components of the second Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP) and at all levels of the education sector from the Ministry of Education.
We hope this approach will remove all barriers to learning and acknowledging individual children’s needs and potentials. The barriers include gender, culture, negative attitudes, illness, school facilities, location, language, disability, and lack of awareness about the importance of education, race, malnutrition, and poverty. We urge communities, schools, and the education system to be responsive to children’s requirements.
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