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Technical education needed for attaining SDGs: experts

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Technical education needed for attaining SDGs: experts

Disseminating their expertise, experts and educationists here have said more expansion of technical education among students has become an urgent need for attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The expanded technical education could be effective means of building competent and skilled human resources and its role is very vital for taking forward the nation successfully.

Role of skilled people is also very important for earning more foreign remittance which is significant for country's development.

The observations came at a daylong awareness seminar titled "Importance of Technical Education to Achieve SDG" held at Rajshahi Women Polytechnic Institute (RWPI) in the city on Saturday.

RWPI organized the seminar in association with Skills and Training  Enhancement Project (STEP).

The project is being implemented by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) with financial support from World Bank and Canada for substantial and sustainable expansion of technical and vocational education in the country.

STEP Director ABM Azad and Director (Planning and Development) of DTE Dr heikh Abu Reza addressed the seminar as chief and special guests 
respectively with Omor Faruk, principal of RMPI, in the chair. 

Regional Director of Department of Secondary and Higher Education Prof Dr Abdul Mannan Sarker and District Education Officer Rafiqul Islam also spoke. 

More than 200 heads of different secondary schools attended the seminar. DTE Assistant Director Jahangir Alam and STEP Communication and Mobilization Consultant Zillur Rahman presented keynote papers. 

They said objective of the project is to strengthen selected public and private training institutions to improve training quality and employ ability of trainees, including those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

STEP Director Azad said there is no way but to build skilled human  resources to make the country self-reliant besides economic emancipation. Need-based technical education for the youths coming from poor families is very important.

He viewed that the persons with technical education can contribute a lot to the country. "We have no way but to generate more technically and technologically sound youths to meet the social demands as it is being increased gradually," he mentioned.BSS

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