State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak today said they will launch the Japanese education method ‘Kumon’ in 300 ‘Schools of Future’ under the ICT division by next year and all Sheikh Russel Digital Labs by 2025 across the country.
He said this while addressing an award giving ceremony – as chief guest – for winners of ‘Brac Kumon’ competition at Brac CDM in Savar.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid and Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki were present as special guests at the function where Brac Executive Director Asif Saleh, among others, also attended.
Expressing his determination to build a better world for children, Palak inspired the competition’s winners through songs.
Junior Cultural Affairs Minister Khalid said Japanese mathematician Toru Takoshi, father of the Kumon method, designed it to develop his son’s math skills in 1958 as he was weak in the subject.
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Listing several advantages of the method, he said some four million students of 60 countries across the world have been studying mathematics and English using the Kumon method.
Thanking Brac, the world’s largest non-government organization (NGO), for their efforts to spread the method in the country, he said the NGO has been playing an important role to develop the country’s socio-economic condition.
Ambassador Naoki in his speech said the method will be considered as a model in the days to come in building a skilled manpower in Bangladesh.
Brac officials informed that they have already started the Kumon education method for underprivileged children in Haluaghat area of the port city of Chattogram.
At the function, a total of 330 winners under different categories of four BRAC schools were awarded the prizes.