| What fate awaits the new education policy?
The Awami League-led alliance government appointed the 16-member committee on April 6, 2009 to review the report of Shamsul Haque Education Committee of 1997 and formulate a new national education policy in line with the report of Qudrat-e-Khuda Education Commission of 1974.
The committee sought to recommend a uniform system of education by doing away with 11 parallel systems. It suggested for the extension of free primary education up to class VIII and secondary education up to class XII. It stressed moral education and Bangladesh studies.
It suggested modernisation of madrassah education by including information technology and science in its curriculum.
The question is: will the government implement the recommendations or would the new education commission's suggestions face the fate of the previous ones?