Govt. focuses on use of digital technology in educational institutions: Dipu

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DHAKA, Dec 24, 2020 (BSS) – Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni MP today said the government is focused on increasing the use of digital technology in all the sectors of country’s educational institutions aiming to ensure quality education for all and to meet the pledge of building Digital Bangladesh under ‘vision-2021’.

“As part of this, we have already introduced digital service in different sectors including publication of admission test result of different school and college and information or requisition of admission test to different institution that reduce public sufferings a lot,” she said.

She was addressing virtually an educational equipment and health safety and hygienic products distribution program, at the conference hall of Bangladesh National Commission For UNESCO (BNCU) here today.

The minister said realizing the crisis and need of global pandemic, the education ministry, primary education division and secondary and higher education division jointly introduced a distance learning program titled ‘Amar Ghore Amar School’ for the students so that students can continue their education form home.

“Besides, students will be allowed to watch all the classes, aired on television under ‘Amar Ghore Amar School’, and collect other contents from an online platform Shikkhok Batayon,” she added.

Besides academic actives are continued at universities through online classes to let the students engaged with education, she furthered.
The minister extended her gratitude to the ICESCO authorities for their support considering the global pandemic and hoped that the bondage and cooperation between Bangladesh and ICESCO will be continued.
To promote distant learning, BNCU, with the support of Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and Alwaleed Philanthropies, distributed audio-visual devices including laptop and audiovisual cams to 39 educational institutions.
Besides, healthy safety, hygienic and medical products were distributed among 81 hospitals and community clinic.

Secretary to secondary and higher education division of education ministry Md Mahbub Hossain presided over the program while deputy secretary general of BNCU Md Sohel imam delivered welcome speech.

While addressing, Mahbub Hussain said there is no alternative to ensure digitalization and the use of latest technologies in education in order to build a digital Bangladesh.

He thanked ICESCO, Misk Foundation and Alwaleed Philanthropies for their assistance and cooperation in Bangladesh and thus help promoting education in this challenging situation.

High officials of secondary and higher education division, officials of ICESCO, Misk Foundation and Alaweed Philanthropies, and principal and representatives of different schools and colleges attended the program.