|Published : 04 Dec 2016, 20:21:24 | Updated : 04 Dec 2016, 20:25:06|
Indigenous children to get pre-school textbooks in native language
Children of five indigenous groups will receive free of cost pre-school textbooks in their native languages from January 1 next year, says the education minister.
While speaking with reporters in Dhaka on Sunday, Nurul Islam Nahid informed that textbooks for indigenous pre-school students are being printed in five languages -- Marma, Chakma, Tripura, Garo and Sadri.
“Not all indigenous groups have their own language, script or literature, but we want children to learn in their native language as much as possible,” he said.
“Many of the students who first come to school are very young and they don’t understand much Bangla.”
“We will ensure that the textbooks reach them on time. We will also try to ensure their teachers are qualified to teach them,” said the minister, according to a news agency. – bz