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14 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Develop curriculum in line with tech advancement: Minister

Staff Reporter, Dhaka

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday urged the academicians to prepare curriculum to keep pace with rapid technological advancement, said a press release. “It’s a difficult task to update curriculum every year. In this case, universities can initiate top up training programmes to address the global needs,” he said while addressing a workshop entitled ‘Skills Development of ICT Engineers on IT Engineers Examination (ITEE) Targeting Japanese Market’ at University Grants Commission (UGC). He also stressed the importance of Japan’s market for us. “A significant number of jobs will be created in IT sector through this initiative,” he said.

UGC and Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) jointly organised the workshop to raise awareness and facilitate the IT Engineers Examination so that Bangladeshi IT graduates can enhance their knowledge and skills, the release added. The state minister emphasized to adopt 4IR (4th Industrial Revolution) programmes replacing labour oriented jobs to get developed nation status by 2041. “We are working to create a pool of quality manpower, enhance graduates’ employability and meet the objectives of Digital Bangladesh. Academicians need to carry out research on 4IR. ICT ministry in association with UGC will set up research and incubation centres, specialised labs in every university,” he added.

In his presidential speech UGC Chairman Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah said that in the last decades, skill requirements of jobs have changed enormously with the advancement of technology. “We need to take steps to prepare our youth force for the global markets,” he said adding that our graduates needs to be trained well with the updated knowledge and skills. He also said Japan has opened up market for our IT graduates. “We have to take full advantage of the opportunity,” he said.

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