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Govt mulls nuclear science in secondary school curriculum

With the country entering into the nuclear arena through initiating Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project, the government plans to include nuclear science lessons as course in the secondary school curriculum.

A six member committee comprising of high government officials is already formed to detail out the process of including that course, sources in the Ministry of Science and Technology said adding that on May 9, the ministry has issued a circular in this regard.

The committee headed by Md Anwar Hossain additional secretary (development) of Science and Technology ministry has other members including additional secretary (nuclear power) of Science and Technology ministry, a member (curriculum) of National Curriculum and Textbook Board, a deputy secretary of Education ministry, Project Director of Rooppur Nuclear power plant (first phase) and a member (Physical Science) of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission.

Talking with energynewsbd.com, Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman said that as a subject nuclear science is different. “Since we are going to produce electricity from nuclear power plant, students at secondary level need to know about nuclear so that in future they can play role in nuclear development.”

It is to be noted that Bangladesh and Russia have signed a general contract on December 25, last year for the construction and commissioning of the first nuclear power plant of Bangladesh, at a cost of $12.65 billion.

 

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