PM renews call to countrymen to receive Covid-19 vaccine
DHAKA, Dec 30, 2021 (BSS) –
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated
her call to the countrymen to receive Covid-19 jab to escape the lethal virus
infection newly, directing the authorities concerned to make the vaccination
campaign in grassroots level available through community clinics.
“We have to take measure so that none is infected (with Coronavirus) again
and none remains beyond vaccination coverage,” she said, adding “Everyone has
to take Covid-19 jab.”
She also said that the ministry of health has already been asked to make
the vaccination drive available in villages and grassroots levels through
each community clinic and health centre.
The premier was addressing the SSC and equivalent examinations results
unveiling and free textbook distribution ceremony at Bangabandhu
International Conference Centre, joining virtually from her official
residence Ganabhaban here.
She said the Covid-19 jab would be administered through community clinic or
health centre across the country but “those who has yet to receive the jab,
they must have to get it”.
Sheikh Hasina opined that the ministry of education and other concerned
will have to be cautious so people would receive the jab.
She also asked all concerned to make sure that student and their guardian
would get vaccine.
Turning to SSC and equivalent examinations results, she extended her
greetings to the successful students.
The prime minister also urged the parents of the unsuccessful students to
cooperate them so they can continue their studies.
Parents or guardian have to come forward so the students can carry on their
studies availing the facilities being provided by the government online and
through other mediums, she said, adding, “Guardian is not only the guardian
rather they have to carry out role of teacher.
Mentioning that her government has laid emphasis on two issues –nutrition
and mental health awareness, she said they have initiated the school feeding
programme and simultaneously parents or guardians have to pay heed to
nutrition of their kids.
In this connection, she said one lakh teachers and officials have been
imparted training so they can give lesson to their students about nutrition.
On the other hand, she said around two lakh teachers have been provided
training on mental health while it is one of the most important issue as many
of this country are not aware of their kids’ mental health.
She noted that some time many kids do not read or they don’t have
concentration on lesson or can’t pay attention to teacher in class room and
then it was said that the kids are inattentive or cannot continue study.
But, the issue is not like that rather it is one type of disability and
different type of syndrome, she said, adding that it has to be paid
concentration why he/she can’t do this and what is the reason.
The prime minister said, “Our guardian or teacher is not aware of it and
that is why this awareness is urgently necessary”.
She opined that each teacher should be made aware about it by the education
ministry and each education institution should conduct screening campaign to
find out whether there is any problem among the students.
Mentioning that most of the former joint families in the country turned
into single family, the prime minister said, “In the joint family if any
child had minor problems, it would have been cured as they used to play with
many children in combine”.
She told the parents in single family that they should give company to
their kids and arrange the scope so their children could spend time with
others to ensure their mental growth and health.
She continued that they (parents) should not confine their children only
in textbook study rather make the arrangement of environment of study,
developing social relations with others and growing up socially.
The head of the government said they have made arrangements such as
vocational training and other educational institutions in upazila and
grassroots levels for study so that everyone get proper education.
She said no work is smaller rather every work has an honour as “respecting
work is the biggest thing” and this lesson needs to be given to the children
from their early age.
Mentioning that today’s student will be the golden people for building
Bangabandhu’s “Sonar Bangla”, she urged the parents and teachers to pay
attention to grooming up them in this way.
“We have to build the skilled citizens and make them worthy of taking the
advantages of the 4th Industrial Revolution,” she said.
About the textbook distribution, Sheikh Hasina said today is a very
important day for every student as books are being given in New Year along
with the announcement of results.
“The joy of getting new books is different as wrapping the new book and
writing the name on it, is an amazing feeling,” she added.
She said the government is preparing the books for the visually impaired
students alongside the general students as well so they do not lag behind.
“We are also making books in the language of small ethnic groups. So far
we have got five of their languages and made books in those languages,” she
Sheikh Hasina directed the education ministry to continue their online
education programmes as the corona infection rate takes a curved situation.
The premier said the Covid-19 infection is usually seen to be rise
immediately after the winter season in country. So the education ministry
will have to take preparation from right now on to continue the online
learning programmes in case of possible surge in Covid-19 infection, she
“Since it will not be possible to keep schools open in case of fresh surge
of Covid-19, measures will have to be taken to reach online teaching to every
house,” she said.
At the outset of the event, the prime minister unveiled the Secondary
School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations results alongside
opening the free textbook distribution ceremony.
Chairmen of 11 education boards – nine general boards, one madrasha
education board and one technical education board – handed over the results.
On behalf of the prime minister, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni received
Candidates will be able to get their results from websites and through
Examinees can get the results from education board website
http://www.educationboardresults.gov.bd/ and also from the websites of their
respective education boards alongside respective education institutions.
A total of 22,78,098 students participated in the SSC and equivalent
examinations under 11 education boards.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, MP and State Minister for Primary and
Mass Education Md. Zakir Hossen, MP also spoke.
Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, MP delivered the
welcome address, while Secondary and Higher Education Division Secretary Md.
Mahbub Hossain highlighted the different aspects of SSC and equivalent
examinations results and book distribution.
Besides, like previous year, the prime minister also inaugurated the free
textbook distribution among the students of primary and secondary levels.
A total of 34,70,22,130 copies of books are being distributed among
4,17,26856 students free of cost across the country.
On behalf of the prime minister, the education minister and the state
minister for primary and mass education handed over the books among the
selected students from the different educational institutions.