BSS-63 Child psychologist to be appointed at upazila: Dipu Moni

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Child psychologist to be appointed at upazila: Dipu Moni

DHAKA, Sept 5, 2020 (BSS) – Education Minister Dipu Moni said the
government is planning to appoint a child psychologist in each upazila
to support and provide counselling services to students.

“The psychologist will train male and female teachers in each
school on mental health issues, so that teachers can solve various
psychological problems of the students through counseling,” she said.

The minister was speaking as chief guest at an online discussion on
the theme, “Let’s Talk on Youth Education and Skills,” organized by
the Centre for Research and Information (CRI) and Young Bangla today.

Dipu Moni said one child psychologist will be appointed in each
district in the initial stage. Subsequently, one child psychologist
will be appointed in each upazila, she added.

“Youths are sensitive. Various questions always arise in their
minds. Some are harassed and victimized in various ways at home,
outside or at educational institutions. Because of this, they suffer
from various mental problems, including depression and frustration,
which may push them into committing suicide,” she added.

The minister also said the mental health of many students had
suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the Ministry of
Education was thinking of appointing one child psychologist in each
upazila of the country, she added.

The Expatriate Welfare Minister said about 18 ministries and
agencies of the country, including the National Skills Development
Authority, has been working on skill development.

Secretary of Madrasa and Technical Education Department M Aminul
Islam Khan also participated, among others.

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