PM for use of familiar words to make science education easier, accessible

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday laid emphasis on the use of familiar words instead of terminology in developing contents to make science education easier and accessible to all.

“We have to accept the words that are widely familiar and mostly used in internationally,” she said.

The Premier said this while inaugurating the four-day long programmes at the auditorium of International Mother Language Institute (IMLI), joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. The IMLI organised the event on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day-2022.

She urged all to avoid terminology in developing content, saying that everyone should keep in mind that the content becomes inaccessible and non-understandable due to more use of terminology. “I don’t believe that we need to use terminology in everywhere.”

Referring to the incorporation of over 8,000 foreign words in Bangla language, she called upon all not to be much conservative in using foreign words rather put emphasis on developing easy and accessible content in Bangla using the conventional and familiar science terminology worlds.

Sheikh Hasina also asked the International Mother Language Institute to continue their research to ensure that how the language can be made accessible and understandable to all alongside their regular works.

With Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, MP in the chair, Secondary and Higher Secondary Division Secretary Md. Abu Bakr Siddique delivered welcome address.

Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, MP and the Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to Bangladesh Beatrice Kaldun also spoke.

International Mother Language Institute Director General Md. Belayet Hossain Talukdar gave vote of thanks.

Besides, Professor Dr Lafifa Jamal, Chairperson, Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Dhaka, made keynote presentation.

At the outset of the function, Ekushey song was presented while one minute silence was also observed in respect to the martyrs of February 21.