BD teacher Shahnaj honoured in Dubai among top global 50


Bangladeshi Primary School teacher Shahnaj Parvin was honoured among the top 50 for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017 on Sunday.
Shahnaj is a teacher of the Upazila Sadar
Model Government Primary School at Sherpur upazila in Bogra. Shahnaj and other members of the top 50 received their accolades at the fifth Global Education and Skills Forum at Atlantis, The Palm Hotel in Dubai. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid attended the function.
Meanwhile, Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell collected the $1m top award for the Global Teacher Prize at the event. She received her prize from Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the patron for the award.
Shahnaj was born in a remote village, where many children in Bangladesh dropout of school due to financial handship of their families. The dropout rate was reduced by Shahnaj’s teaching methods that emphasized technology and multimedia applications.