Monday, 8 August, 2022

State must take responsibility for digital transformation of education: Jabbar

The Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said that education is a fundamental right of the people and it is the responsibility of the state to digitize the education system.

"The state must also take the responsibility for the digital transformation of education to meet the challenges of the days to me... Digital connectivity and quality content are essential for the digital transformation of education," he said.

He said this while inaugurating a day-long workshop titled 'Connectivity for Educational Institutions for Blended Education Bangladesh Broadband Policy 2020' jointly organized by BTRC, A2I and Alliance for Affordable Internet at a hotel here, said a press release.

Digital content does not mean presenting the power point of the curriculum, the content must be based on quality, he said adding that "It is the necessary to complete the work of digital transformation education from conventional system."

The Minister called upon the concerned officials of the government as well as private entrepreneurs to come forward to build a highway to connect digitally and directed BTRC to take initiative so that the mobile operators can take effective steps to expand Five-G technology.

BTRC Chairman Shyam Sundar Sikder presided over the function while Secondary and Higher Education Secretary Md Abu Bakar Siddique, A2I Senior Policy Adviser Anir Chowdhury and Alliance for Affordable Internet Asia and Pacific Head Anju Mangal spoke.  

BTRC Director General Brigadier General Nasim Parvez presented the keynote paper and National Coordinator of Alliance for Affordable Internet Shahid Uddin Akbar moderated the event.