Japan to provide new grant for primary education in Bangladesh
Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-02-08 22:08:38.0 BdST Updated: 2017-02-08 22:08:38.0 BdST
Japan has signed an agreement with Bangladesh to provide 500 million Yen grant to improve the quality of primary education.
This is the fifth tranche of Japan’s contribution to the ‘third primary education development programme’, PEDP-3, being implemented from 2011 to 2017.
The main purpose is to improve the quality of the classroom teaching of primary school teachers through providing modern training in science and mathematics.
Supporting equipment relating to the teaching of science and mathematics will also be provided under this programme to improve the quality of education.
Japanese Ambassador Masato Watanabe signed the exchange of notes, and JICA Bangladesh Office Chief Representative Takatoshi Nishikata signed the grant agreement with Bangladesh’s ERD Secretary (in-charge) Kazi Shofiqul Azam for the grant.
The signing ceremony was held at Economic Relations Division (ERD) on Wednesday.
Japan has contributed to the programme earlier in 2011, 2012, and 2013 with 500 million Yen each year and 2015 with 490 million.
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