Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday said the government is sincerely working to ensure the quality of education by taking ICT-based programmes.
“Despite many challenges, our government has implemented some remarkable and praiseworthy ICT-based projects for improving the standard of education by introducing digital textbooks in classrooms,” he said.
The education minister was addressing a launching ceremony of Interactive Digital Textbook (IDT) of GRADE-6 at International Mother Language Institute in city’s Segun Bagicha.
Speaking as the chief guest, Nahid said: “We’re introducing digital textbook system for ensuring better future of students in the ICT-based globalised world”.
“You (students) are the future of the country. That’s why you have to be good citizen by acquiring knowledge to accelerate the country’s development process for building a prosperous Bangladesh,” he said.
The education minister urged the students to acquire knowledge on modern education aiming to keep them updated with the job markets of changing world.
“To maximise the benefit of ICT use in classrooms, we also need a bunch of trained, motivated and technology-friendly teachers who will make the whole process effective and successful,” he said.
Nahid said teachers are the driving force of the education sector.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Manmohan Parkash, Secondary and Higher Education Division Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain, Technical and Madrasah Division Secretary Md Alamgir, Director General of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) Prof Md Mahabubur Rahman, among others, addressed the function with National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) Chairman Prof Narayan Chandra Saha in the chair.