Connecting Classrooms is the British Council’s global education programme for schools, co-funded by the British Council and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. In Bangladesh Connecting Classrooms has been running since 2009, focusing on building global awareness and cross-cultural learning in young people through bringing an international dimension to learning. It is designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a global economy and contribute responsibly to society both locally and globally.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education under the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh and the British Council has been signed on 19 February 2017 in Dhaka for effective implementation of Connecting Classroom Programme in Bangladesh. The secondary and higher education system of Bangladesh is managed and administered by this executive body.
This MoU comes at a very important time when the British Council is focusing on a long-term and sustainable change in the education sector of Bangladesh. It outlines the cooperation between the two organisations to achieve more for greater impact. This emerging partnership is already bringing solid results on the ground. The Ministry has offered supports which will allow us to further expand our reach in the capacity development of teachers and leaders. The MoU commits us to work together more closely towards our common goal, the pursuit of the quality of education. It helps us to strengthen our relationship with the Ministry of Education and deepen our partnership through greater engagement. We will continue the strategic dialogue on our joint priorities, at all levels, so that we can complement and leverage each organisation’s vision to the benefits of the young people of Bangladesh by ensuring a high-quality education.