Speakers have stressed expertise of the head of the educational institutes to ensure imparting 21st-century skills to the learners for addressing global challenges and upcoming fourth industrial revolution.
They made the call in a virtual seminar on Thursday night titled Leadership for Future Education: Institution Heads ’‘organized jointly by Ministry of Education, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Directorate of Primary Education and Aspire to Innovate [a2I] under ICT division.Director (College & Administration) Directorate, Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Professor Md. Shahedul Kabir Chowdhury attended as the guest of honor.
Associate Professor, Mathematics Govt. Teachers’ Training College Chattogram, Md Akhter Hossain Kutubi made the welcome address.
Principal, Robertsongonj High School & College, Rangpur, Zakir Hossain presented the keynote paper.
Senior Teacher, Chattogram Cantonment Public College, Chattogram, Afsana Jahan moderated the session.
Professor, Dept. of English Language, University of Dhaka, Dr. Sayeedur Rahman
Teacher, Yaroslavl Town Planning College Russia, .Anna Zubkovskyaya ,
Principal, Kumira Residential Girls’ School and College, Sitakunda, Chattogram, Md Nasir Uddin,
Teacher Romania, Corina Sujeda ,
Superintendent, Lakhpur Women Dakhil Madrasah, Shibpur, Narsingdi, Bangladesh, Md Nazmul Ahsan,
Founder, Center of Research and Development of Science and Technology , Guatemala, Juan Pablo Salazar Barrios, and Principal, Garden High School, Kolkata, Ratna Biswas were the panel discussants .
Speakers said leadership for future education institution heads is more challenging as they are supposed to implement sustainable teaching-learning activities to reach the global targets set with a wider perspective.
A head of the institute needs to be the best role model to his colleagues, students, and other stakeholders. He should be service-oriented and have the ability of decision-making and negotiation skills. He must have management, coordination quality, and intelligence to lead the school teams, they said.To ensure quality education for the young learners is the global target by 2030 which is the main challenge of the educational institution heads. The world has been facing several problems like- human conflict, environmental crisis, the political crisis that hinder peace and harmony across the globe. Many longstanding issues - natural crisis, human crisis, environmental, and health issues will be solved if the quality education is ensured for the young learners. And it all depends on the effective leadership with a clear mission and a vision, the speakers said.
It is the leadership’s responsibility to have a mission and a vision of the institution to perform as per the needs and demands of the 21st century global clienteles of education, they stated. The speakers also said educators need to have insight and be proactive in up-skilling and retraining the co-teachers and colleagues to equip with the learners to reach the global target set by the UN by 2030.