POST TIME: 29 January, 2022 07:23:10 PM
TMTE graduation ceremony of primary teachers held
Staff Reporter, Dhaka

TMTE graduation ceremony of primary teachers held

The graduation ceremony of the second cohort of primary teachers under the Training of Master Trainers in English (TMTE) project, a collaboration between the British Council and Directorate of Primary Education, was held at the following Primary Teacher’s Training Institutes (PTIs): Dhaka, Gazipur, Sherpur, Jashore, Barishal, and Gopalganj recently, says a press release.

The event was attended by chief guest  Alamgir Mohammed Monsurul Alam, director general, Directorate of Primary Education (DPE). Dilip Kumar Banik FCMA, additional director general (PEDP4), Sohel Ahmed, additional director general (Admin), and Dr Uttam Kumar Das, director (Training) from the Directorate of Primary Education were also present as special guests in the virtual graduation ceremony. David Maynard, director, English and Education of the British Council also attended the event as keynote speaker.

Addressing the graduation event Alamgir Mohammed Monsurul Alam said, “‘The training provided by British Council has been world-class and it is also a very important training. I have already suggested to immediately start the training of the teachers in their respective workplace so that we can complete this training within the project period. Preparation is underway. The master trainers who have completed their graduation today will deliver training to their local workplace from now on.”

In his key note speech David R Maynard said, “This has been a hard journey for all of us, but I am sure you all will agree that the training has been inspiring, interesting and very useful. When you go back to your schools and you work with younger teachers, you will be able to bring this training to effect and to help other teachers to deliver higher quality English. That is the primary purpose of this programme, to improve the level of English for everyone in the primary.”

Both the British Council and the Directorate of Primary Education look forward to continuing the next cohorts of primary teachers in more PTIs across the country this year.