July 13, 2022 5:30:45 p.m.
July 14, 2022 7:18:39 PM
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called for ensuring an integrated education environment to help develop merit and creativity in special children with autism and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
“The integrated education environment is very important for developing the merit and creativity of special children,” she said.
The prime minister made the statement while attending the architectural design of the “National Academy for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NAAND) complex” at his official Ganabhaban residence, UNB reports.
The complex of international standards is being built to ensure fair and equitable education for autistic and NDD children.
Hasina said an open and natural environment plays an important role in the physical and psychological development of autistic and NDD children.
She reiterated her call for cross-ventilation when constructing any new residential buildings in cities.
She also focused on creating new trainers and teachers in addition to upgrading existing teacher training for autistic and NDD children.
The Prime Minister called for the use of daylight, the guarantee of free air or oxygen, the preservation of necessary tanks, appropriate fire extinguishers and sufficient open space when designing the NAAND complex.
Minister of Education Dipu Moni, Deputy Minister of Education Muhibul Hassan Chowdhury, Principal Secretary of PMO Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah and Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division Md Abu Bakr Siddique were present in the meeting.