Revised edn policy to focus on e-learning

Hints Dipu Moni

Staff Correspondent

13 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has said the government will revise the Education Policy-2010 soon considering the neo-normal situation.

“For that we need to forecast and project the need of next 20-30 years. We have seen a paradigm shift in total education system and online education and online degree are now the need of time. Online education will be transformed into blended education,” she said.

The education minister came up with the comments while, as the chief guest, addressing a webinar on recommendation of including e-learning policy in the National Education Policy- 2010 on Saturday.

Mentioning the 4th industrial revolution, Dr Dipu Moni said Bangladesh normally shall have to go for e-learning in the next 4 to 5 years.  Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) organised the webinar to popularize e-learning system in Bangladesh.

DCCI President Shams Mahmud moderated the programme while Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Surrey of United Kingdom Professor Osama Khan presented the keynote paper.

In his speech, DCCI president said the startups engaged in flourishing e-learning system should get special incentives and access to finance.

After a great disruption, in the new normal situation, possibility of e-learning system has been emerged a lot. But, in terms of infrastructure and internet affordability, Bangladesh stands far behind in the south Asian region, said the DCCI president.

National University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Harun-or-Rashid, Bangladesh Technical Education Board Chairman Dr Md Morad Hossain Mollah, DCCI Former Vice-Presidents M Abu Horairah, and Riyadh Hossain also spoke on the occasion.