Ensure Inclusive and Quality Education for All and Promote Lifelong Learning
3 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2018
Date Written: June 11, 2018
Prominent terminologies of SDG Goal - 4 are (1) Girls and boys both has to be equally emphasized, (2) Free equitable and quality primary & secondary education, in Bangladesh, primary and secondary education is tuition free for the girls but secondary level boys have to pay, this goals emphasized on free education for the boys too in both primary and secondary levels, (3) Equal access for women and men in the quality vocational, technical and tertiary education in affordable cost. But in Bangladesh quality education is expensive whereas we have limitations in technical and vocational education ground. Qualified teachers, required laboratory and equipment have scarcity in vocational as well as technical colleges. (4) Skills for employment, decent job and entrepreneurship, focus of most Bangladeshi learners are employment but decent job is very rare in the society. At the same time skills are not focused to entrepreneurship at any level or at any faculty. Every faculty is creating job seekers but not job providers here in Bangladesh. (5) Disabled, indigenous and vulnerable area children have to get special focus. Other terminologies are relevant to curriculum development and priority areas like literacy and numeracy both are equally emphasized, life style, human rights, gender equality, promotion of peace and non-violence shall get priority in the curriculum. ICT education, engineering education technical and scientific education shall be prioritized to ensure pro-development and pro-employment education for sustainable development. Finally target ten has rightly pointed out that supply of qualified teachers is one of the most important tasks to ensure quality education and skills development for sustainability.
Keywords: Quality Education, Lifelong Learning, SDG Goal -4
JEL Classification: I23, I24, I25
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