Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University (BDU) Vice-chancellor Professor Dr Munaz Ahmed Noor said that if Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina could not launch the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ dream in 2008, we would not have been so advanced in technology today.
Professor Munaz came up with the statements at a webinar titled “World Teachers’ Day and Our Challenges” organized by BDU on Tuesday night (October 13, 2020), said a press release.He said, “Around 97 percent of people in Bangladesh have come under electricity coverage, more than 60 percent of our people are enjoying mobile internet services while 80 percent of city dwellers have been brought under broadband internet connections. These all are the significant achievements in last 11 years. In continuation of this trend, we hope to become a developed and prosperous country by 2041 under the leadership of PM Sheikh Hasina.”
“The world is heading towards the fourth industrial revolution. Bangladesh is also on the track of this revolution. PM Hasina and her son Sajib Wajed Joy have established the university to meet the demand of skilled human resources for the 4th industrial revolution. For this reason, BDU is very important for Bangladesh,” He further said.
VC Munaz also said, “The world is passing through a tough time due to Covid-19 pandemic. To keep our students motivated in the changed circumstances, we are continuing our academic activities through online.”
Among others, Professor Dr Rory McGeel of Athabasca University, Canada, Professor Dr Mark Brown of Dublin City University, Ireland and Dr Sanjaya Mishra of Commonwealth Learning Canada were also present in the webinar.