Dhaka, Feb 14: The primary and mass education ministry is going to change names of over 200 primary schools for making these euphonious by six months.
The ministry secretary Farid Ahmed, at a press briefing held at the ministry office at the secretariat on Tuesday, also said that the names would be fixed considering local culture and history and eminent people, including freedom fighters.
‘In Bangladesh there are 65,566 primary schools. Names of some of these schools are negative and not euphonious,’ he said.
He mentioned names of two schools — Char Kaowa Government Primary School in Barishal and Chorer Bhita Government Primary School in Mymensingh as examples.
‘Children will learn negative things from the names of their schools,’ he said and added that this trend came for a long time.
The secretary said that in January this year they had issued the guideline for naming government primary schools and changing the existing names.
‘We found around 200 schools with these kinds of names and we formed one district level committee and one upazila level committee to find out more names like these,’ he said.
The ministry took a target of six months to change their names, he added.
Farid Ahmed also said that the ministry started works for inter-district, inter-division and inter-city corporation transfer of teachers via online by this month.
He mentioned that since December 2022 they had finalised 25,000 applications for inter-district transfer of the primary teachers.
‘We issued the Online Transfer Policy for teachers in December 22,’ he said.
The state minister primary and mass education Md Zakir Hossain was also present at the briefing.