With the approval of the Qualifications Framework, the Bangladesh Accreditation Board will gain momentum in its activities
To ensure and evaluate the effectiveness of the education system of Bangladesh the government has approved a National Qualifications Framework.
The framework was approved at a virtual meeting presided by Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni and held by the Bangladesh Qualifications Framework steering committee on Sunday.
A press release was published by University Grants Commission (UGC) in this regard.
A uniform framework for higher education was developed by combining the National Qualifications Framework of Bangladesh formulated by UGC in 2019 and the Bangladesh Qualifications Framework formulated by the Department of Technical Education in 2020. It will be known as Bangladesh National Qualifications Framework.
In this framework, the entire education system has been divided into two parts comprising of a total of 10 steps. Pre-Bachelor Education (Level 1- Level 6) in the first part and Higher Education (Level 7 to Level 10) in the second part.
With the approval of the framework, the Bangladesh Accreditation Board will gain momentum in its activities. In the first part, the necessary amendments have to be made in the next two months through coordination with different sections of the education system to make it usable.
At the meeting, Deputy Minister of Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Department Md Mahbub Hossain, Secretary of Technical and Madrasa Education Department Md Aminul Islam Khan, Secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education Golam Md Hasibul Alam, Executive Chairman of National Skills Development Authority Dulal Krishna Saha, UGC Member Professor Dr Muhammad Alamgir, a member of the Bangladesh Accreditation Council Professor Dr Sanjay Kumar Adhikari were also present at the meeting among others.