Administrators and educators underscored the need for girls' engagement in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning to compete in the global economy and challenges.
Speakers on Saturday made the observations at RDRS Conference room in Rangpur city in a policy dialogue styled ‘Strengthening engagement of underrepresented rural and ethnic girls in meaningful, real-world student-directed environmental problem solving through STEM Knowledge in Bangladesh’ a North American Association for Environmental Education support programme.
Education and Cultural Society, a volunteer organisation organised the event in association with ICT 4E District Ambassadors Forum, Rangpur.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Abdul Mannan attended the programme as chief guest while Deputy Director, Secondary and Higher Education, Rangpur, Md Shafiqul Islam, Associate Professor, Rangpur Teachers Training College, Jahangir Hasan and District Education Officer, Md Enayet Hossain were present as special guests with Executive Director, ECS, Kazi Nasrin Siddiqa in the chair.
Heads and teachers of some selected 20 secondary schools of the district joined the event.