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Importance of science education
Science is an important issue in the era of science and technology. The importance of teaching science to educate students about the environment and to make them work-oriented and science-based is important. Science studies help students achieve scientific skills. Increasing creativity and overall, it helps to develop chivalry and moral values. In this age of science and technology, every citizen has to be a scientific literacy to live well. The achievement of scientific literacy is one of the main goals of current education.
The main goal of science education at primary and secondary level is to help the student achieve scientific literacy. It is possible to transform the vast population of Bangladesh into human power by making our overall education activities, especially science oriented, life-oriented and work-oriented according to the needs of the individual and the society. It is undeniable that the need to solve scientific problems and skills in solving our daily lives, improving the quality of life and making the right decisions. The main goal of science education is to create a proficient, creative and productive manpower for the socioeconomic development and progress of the country by making educated and towards the education of the learner through life-oriented and work-oriented.
The purpose of teaching science at our secondary level educational institutions is: 1. Consolidate, strengthen and expand knowledge and skills acquired at the initial level, 2. Understand the nature, range, usage, abuse and constraints of scientific knowledge, 3. Scientific process namely; To appreciate the characteristics and importance of observation, categorization, measuring, testing, decision making and being interested in acquiring skills in them, 4. Scientific perspectives and values, namely logical thinking, open mindedness, respect for opinions of others, achieving intellectual honesty, 5. Interesting and inquisitive to the environment and natural phenomena, 6. Knowing the basic concepts of science, principles, principles and sources, 7. Being able to apply scientific knowledge and skills to solve daily life problems, 8. Knowledge of science and technology, relationships and requirements in the development of socio-economic development and quality of life, 9. To engage with science education and to protect the quality of life through the preservation of natural resources, 10. Encourage the practice and application of scientific skills and processes, 11. Instead of memorizing information attracting material results and methodology in science 12. After doing work and testing and conducting investigative activities in the environment and things of the environment, to solve the inquiries and rhetoric.
The hope is that the present government has put more importance to science education. The government has taken several effective measures for how science education can be more friendly and more popular to the students.

Gazi Md. Abdur Rashid
Research Officer
District Education Office
Secondary and Higher Education Munshiganj

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