On 29 October 2015, the British Council organised a certificate award ceremony for 120 cadet colleges' teachers of 12 cadet colleges of Bangladesh. These teachers have completed a teachers’ training course that further enhanced the reputation of these colleges as one of the best education providers in Bangladesh.
The project was conducted in partnership with the British High Commission and Defence Ministry of Bangladesh. With an aim to improve the teaching and learning quality in all cadet colleges, this project was formally launched in January 2014 with 60 teachers to deliver pedagogic training to all these selected English teachers and subject teachers. The project aims to train a total of 384 teachers by 2016. This ceremony officially certified the 120 teachers who have successfully completed the training programme.
We are delighted to work with The British Council in developing excellence in education standards in Cadet Colleges of Bangladesh. We hope that the UK will continue to help us improve the standard of education as the UK has a global reputation for excellence in the field of education and skills." - Honourable Minister of Education, Bangladesh
These teachers partook in the course of Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching (CiSELT) with the aim of improving methodology and making classes more learner-centered. The subject teachers followed the British Council’s Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Essentials course to introduce more student-centered methodology in the context of teaching subject content through the medium of English.
Nurul Islam Nahid MP, Honourable Minister of Education, graced the event as Chief Guest whereas Major General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Adjutant General at Bangladesh Army, and Mark Clayton, Deputy British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, attended the event as Special Guest along with Barbara Wickham, Director of British Council Bangladesh.
In his speech, Md Mahfuzur Rahman said, “The British Council has made a remarkable contribution in bringing a modern and positive approach to refresh the traditional teaching techniques of the Cadet Colleges. We are sincerely looking forward to continue the partnership in the future days to come
Another initiative of this project is a student exchange program between The Duke of York’s Royal Military School, UK and Cadet Colleges in Bangladesh. Where earliar this year, approximately 40 cadets across all the colleges in Bangladesh went to Duke of York’s Royal Military School for adventure training and leadership activities. Following that, the Duke of York’s Royal Military School recently visited Faujdarhat Cadet College and Feni Girls Cadet College.