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Technical education to boost economic development: Nahid

Staff Reporter |

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the government is promoting technical education to boost economic development in the country.

“In 2009, there was only one percent student enrolment in the technical education while the current enrolment is 14 per cent,” he told a workshop at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh.

Secretary of Technical and Madrasa Education Division Md Alamgir, among others, addressed the workshop with Director General of Directorate of Technical Education Ashok Kumar Biswas in the chair.

Nahid said, “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 nation.”

Referring to different initiatives taken by the present government to expand technical and vocational education, the minister said, “We have attached top priority to expansion of technical and vocational education to ensure better access of students to job markets.”

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