Nahid for expansion of technical education to create skilled manpower
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Saturday laid emphasis on expansion of technical education to develop skilled human resources in the country.
"Effective plans should be taken to promote technical education to achieve the targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030," he told a seminar on "Thoughts of Bangabandhu on education: trend of Implementation" at the Jatiya Press Club here, an official release said.
Sub-committee of Bangladesh Awami League on education and human resource organized the seminar.
Vice Chancellor of Jagannath University Dr Mizanur Rahman, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) of Dhaka University (DU) Dr Nasrin Ahmed and Pro-Vice Chancellor (administration) Dr Muhammad Samad, among others, addressed the seminar with AL Sub-committee on education and human resource Prof Dr Abdul Khaleq in the chair.
Nahid said, "We have attached top priority to expansion of technical and vocational education to ensure better access of students to job markets,"
Nahid said the government has set a target of 20 percent enrolment in technical education by 2020 aiming to transform Bangladesh into an economically developed country.
"In 2009, there was only one percent student enrolment in the technical education while the current enrolment is 14 percent," he added.
"We are promoting knowledge-based education to develop skilled human resources to turn Bangladesh into a middle-income country. Education without skills will create a burden for family as well as the nation," he said.
"To maximize the benefit of using ICT in a classroom, we need a bunch of trained, motivated and technology-friendly teachers who will make the whole process effective and successful," the minister added.
"The government has taken various ICT programmes to ensure quality of education. In a technology-based globalised world, quality education is crucial for any country. The government has realised the fact and executed its plans accordingly," Nahid added. -BSS