A view exchange meeting and training program for the teachers was held at Bangladesh Open University Rangpur Regional Resource Center campus on Wednesday with a view to promoting quality and sustainable education for building skilled manpower in the country.
Keynote paper presentation, poster display, group discussion and concept sharing on contemporary issues on education were held organised by Bangladesh Open University.Around 400 coordinators and teachers of BA, BSS, B.Ed, B.Ag. Ed BBA MBA program of the university from eight districts of the division attended the event. Academics, researchers, education officials and students were also present.
Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahamed attended the event as chief while City Mayor Mostafizur Rhaman Mostafa was present as special guest with Vice Chancellor Professor Dr M.A Mannan in the chair.
Abul Kashem Sikdar, Director, Information and Mass Communication Department of the University, moderated the program.
In his speech, the chief guest stressed on ensuring quality and sustainable education as it can build skilled manpower.
“The government is committed to bring about a qualitative change in the education sector so that our learners can compete globally. If we can establish quality education and train the learners properly for different professions, a revolution will take place in every sectors of the country,” Nuruzzaman Ahamed added.
He also said, “There is no alternative to training to build the learners prepared for the job markets. Teacher can play a wide range of roles to make the success. Teachers must keep up their students’ activities by continuous assessment as it is a very important tool for all-round development of the students.”In his address, the Vice Chancellor said “Bangladesh Open University has been making a significant contribution for expansion of education in the country through distant learning. It has reduced the dropout rates and to bring the drop out students in the mainstream education. The university also created scopes to build skilled manpower for various occupations through different diploma and learning programs in different study centers across the country.”
He also noted that teachers and students need to have skills for institutional and professional development.