Youth employment is biggest challenge for govt: Atiur

DU Correspondent

1 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Former Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr Atiur Rahman said creating job opportunities for the country’s young people is the biggest challenge for the government.       

“According to the 7th Five-Year Plan, a total of 1.6 million people have to be provided employment every year where we provide only 0.7 or 0.8 million, and the rest of the people stay unemployed,” said Atiur Rahman.

He further said the private sectors have to come forward to overcome this challenge. 

The former BB governor said these while addressing as a guest of honour at a programme titled ‘Post-Budget Seminar- 2019 Focusing on Higher Education’ held at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban Conference Room at the University of Dhaka (DU) on Sunday.

Atiur Rahman emphasised the technical education and training, keeping coordination with private sectors.  

Centre on Budget and Policy and Reading Club Trust jointly organised the seminar.

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the programme while Centre on Budget and Policy President Prof Kamal Uddin chaired it. 

Prof Dr M Abu Yousuf delivered the keynote presentation and Bangladesh University Teachers’ Association President Prof Dr ASM Maksud Kamal was present as designated discussant.