Teachers have been urged to sincerely impart knowledge to their students to make the government's education sector programmes successful.
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia made the appeal when representatives of primary school teachers met her to express their gratitude for the government's efforts and policies in expanding education and ensuring welfare of the teachers, reports UNB.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister said that her government, both previous and present, attached top priority to education, especially primary education, to ensure education for all children in the country.
Khaleda Zia said emphasis has to be given on English from the primary level considering its importance. "The present government has made arrangements for the training of teachers to this end," Khaleda Zia told the teachers.
The Prime Minister also urged the teachers to inspire the guardians to send their kids to school informing them about the scopes and facilities given by the government for education.
As the teachers mentioned about discrimination in their salaries, the Prime Minister told the teachers that the matter was being examined by the government.
The teachers' representatives included Abul Kalam Azad, Kazi Fazlul Huq, Nurul Azim, Mohamamd Nuruzzaman, BM Abdullah, Jahanara Begum and Monowara Begum.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister presented 20,000 Neem saplings Thursday to Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed-Al-Sabah as gift.
The saplings will be planted at different places in Kuwait to enhance its greenery and keep the environment healthy.
The Prime Minister handed over a Neem sapling as token of the gift to Kuwait Charge d' Affaires in Dhaka Mohammad Al-Alati at her office.
The Charge d' Affaires received the sapling on behalf of the Prime Minister of Kuwait.
He thanked the Prime Minister on behalf of his Prime Minister for the gesture and said that this gift would help strengthen the existing good relations between the two countries.
About 10,000 of the gift saplings are scheduled to be transported by air Thursday while the rest will be sent some time soon.
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia conveyed her best wishes to her Kuwaiti counterpart and Kuwait Ameer Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed-Al-Jaber-al Sabah through the envoy.