Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today laid emphasis on skill-based education to build an economically advanced Bangladesh.
“We have attached top priority to expansion of technical and vocational education to ensure better access of students to job markets,” he told a function at the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) here, an
official release said.
Director General of Directorate of Technical Education Ashok Kumar Biswas, experts, educationists and representatives of different government and non- government organisations, among others, addressed the function with Secretary of Technical and Madrasa Education Division Md Alamgir in the chair.
Nahid said, “The Chinese government is giving scholarship to students at technical education institutions. A total of 474 students have received Chinese scholarship this year.”
He said the government has set a target of 30 percent enrolment in technical education by 2030 aiming to transform Bangladesh into a prosperous 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.