Govt to increase technical education enrollment-rate by 50pc...

Dhaka, Tuesday   29 September 2020

Govt to increase technical education enrollment-rate by 50pc

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:09 PM, 7 August 2020  

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni says the fourth industrial revolution will be the revolution of artificial intelligence. Where technology will become a personal companion to the normal life of the people. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a challenge for us. Many traditional jobs will be lost due to this industrial revolution. Again, the door of new possibilities will be opened in the field of jobs.

The minister was speaking at an online seminar on the importance of technical education for the fourth industrial revolution as the chief guest under the arrangement of the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.

“The government has set a target to increase the enrollment rate of technical education to 50 percent by 2050. For this, we have to build technology-based skilled human resources,” she said.

Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury and Technical and Madrasah Education Division Secretary Md Aminul Islam Khan were present as special guests at the seminar.

"We need to acquire the skills to adapt to the changing situation," she said.

Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury said, the fourth industrial revolution is a big challenge for us. And to meet this challenge, our manpower may need to be recycled and upskilled. That is why we are going to introduce various short courses.

He added that the government is working to create technical education opportunities for all.

Md. Aminul Islam Khan said that the fourth industrial revolution will create income inequality. Some people will earn a lot more in a short period of time due to technical skills while some people will work hard for a long time and make a living somehow.

The Deputy Minister also said that the curriculum should be changed according to the demand of the labor market.