Ekushey TV will air the entertainment-educational programme “Ishkool” tonight at 7:45 pm. The programme aims at generating awareness on the public education system in Bangladesh.
Jointly produced by Ekushey TV and Plan Bangladesh, the programme focuses on issues like corporal punishment at schools, drop outs, absence of students and teachers in the classrooms, an education system that forces students to memorise without understanding the study material and so on. A live discussion follows, highlighting the problems shown in the drama section of the programme, and possible ways to change the situation. A government officer working in the education sector, a representative of Plan Bangladesh and three invited guests participate in the discussion.
"Ishkool" is written by Anzir Liton and directed by Atik Rahman. Swagota, Majnun Mizan, Arman Parvez Murad, Abul Hayat and others are featured in the drama part. Produced by Rishita Jahan and Saiful Islam, the programme is hosted by Prabak Karim.