Prof Salim for reducing digital divide in education

Staff Correspondent

11th February, 2021 06:08:53 printer

Prof Salim for reducing digital divide in education

Youths have to contribute in social awareness to reduce digital divide for ensuring inclusive education for all, eminent economist Prof Salim Uddin opined.

Giving keynote at a webinar recently, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation (BHBFC) Chairman Prof Salim also emphasised on knowledge sharing among masses to get benefits of education, said a news release on Thursday.

Fellow Chartered Accountant Dr Salim presented keynote at the discussion on inclusive education organised by SDG Youth Forum on Zoom platform.

Discussants focused on SDG-4 which dedicated to ensure inclusive, sustainable, equitable and quality education for all in the society.

Dr Salim said that education helps to develop as a skilled person by broadening and enriching the scope of knowledge by expanding insight.

He mentioned that the Global Action Programme has been identified five priorities in the implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD) which includes concerned policy supports, whole institutional approaches, educators, youth and local communities.

Prof Salim, a faculty of accounting department at Chittagong University, is leading the Islami Bank Bangladesh as chairman of executive committee.

He further mentioned that effective steps are needed to make up unattainable targets or adverse corona virus impacts as well as deficiencies in the education sector due to pandemic long closure.

“In particular, to ensure the protection of the physical and mental health of the students, to resume the urgent educational activities in accordance with the rules of hygiene, to monitor the students from primary to higher secondary for ensuring the return of each student to educational institution to stop dropout, to distribute nutritious food in educational institutions,” Prof Salim added.

He also highlighted a number of specific proposals, including the elimination of inequality in rural-urban educational institutions, adequate allocations in the education sector, as well as incentives when needed. BRAC University registrar Dr Dev Doland made address of welcome while SDG Youth Forum President Noman Ullah Bahar presided over the session.