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Dhaka, Thursday   29 October 2020

PM for digitalizing all secondary schools

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 07:11 PM, 24 September 2020   Updated: 10:24 AM, 25 September 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday has said that all secondary schools in the country will be converted to digital considering the job market.

“I would like to commit to establishing every secondary school in the country as a Digital Academy and Center of Excellence by 2030, considering the emerging job market created by the fourth industrial revolution,” she said.

The Premier was speaking via videoconference at a high-level virtual event titled ‘Digital Cooperation: Action Today for Future Generations’ on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York.

The Prime Minister emphasized the need for a global partnership in digital cooperation to achieve the common goals in future generations. “We look forward to a strong global partnership to achieve our common goals,” she said.

In a previously recorded video message, the Prime Minister noted that the Covid-19 epidemic has exposed the power of digital services and also exposed the digital divide. “Almost half of the world’s population does not have minimum internet access. That void needs to be fulfilled,” she added. 

Noting that the Bangladesh government has set the vision for a Digital Bangladesh by 2021, the Premier said Bangladesh has witnessed a major change in internet technology due to government pressure for digitalization. 

She added that the total number of internet users in the country stands at 103.46 million. “Our digitization has given people a huge opportunity to be changemakers,” the Prime Minister said.

Sheikh Hasina said, “Our focus on digital connectivity has facilitated economic development and catalyzed social change, including women’s empowerment. It is helping SDGs implement and fight the Covid-19.”

Since we have set a goal to make Bangladesh a developed and prosperous country by 2041, we want to put our young generation at the center of this transformative journey, she added.