Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday said the government has set a target of 30 percent student’s enrolment in technical education by 2030.
“The government has brought a significant change in technical education in the last nine years…it has set a target of 30 percent student’s enrolment in technical education by 2030,” he said while addressing the inaugural session of the 5th Skills Competion-2018 at IDEB auditorium at Kakrail in the capital.
The competition is arranged by Skills & Training Enhancement Project (STEP) under the Technical Education Directorate of Technical and Madrassa Education Division.
Speaking on the occasion, Nahid said: “In 2009, there was only one percent student enrolment in the technical education, but current enrolment rate in technical education is 14 percent.”
“We are promoting knowledge-based education to develop skilled manpower to build Bangladesh as a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041,” he said.
The education minister underscored the need for creating skilled workforce as per the growing demand of investors. Additional secretary AKM Zakir Hossain Bhuiyan, director general of Technical Education Directorate Ashoke Kumar Biswas, Bangladesh Technical Education Board chairman Dr Md Mostafizur Rahman and additional secretary Rownak Mahmud, among others, spoke at the function with secretary of Technical and Madrasa Education Division Md Alamgir in the chair.
‘Skills Competition’ has been organised in the country since 2014. This competition is organised to develop talent and innovative power of diplomain-engineering students of polytechnic institutes.