Business must not take over education. Government must put an end to market-driven education. Lack of student centered education is leading to the further deterioration of state education and the poorest and most vulnerable people being relegated to low-performing state schools, increasing inequality and deepening cycles of poverty and exclusion. State budget for education is not satisfactory. The government should realise the need to invest more in education in a bid to foster overall economic growth. These are required for proper implementation of education policy. Speakers said in a roundtable meeting on “Global Action Week on Education” with the theme “Fund the Future: Education Rights Now”, jointly arranged by YPSA and Campaign For Populer Education (CAMPE) on April 30, 2016 at the Zila Parishad Conference Hall, Chittagong.
Md. Mhahabubur Rahman Director, (SDP), YPSA presded over the meeting and Formar Principal of Agrabad Woman College presented the keynote paper on “Fund the Future: Education Rights Now”. Mohammed Shahidul Islam, program manager of YPSA gave welcome speech in the meeting.
Representatives from different print and electronic media, businessman, teachers, students, CCC councilors, NGOs and others organizations participated in the meeting.