‘Removing digital divide can ensure inclusive edn’

Staff Correspondent

10 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Easing the digital divide in the country can ensure inclusive education, said Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation (BHBFC) Chairman Prof Dr Md. Salim Uddin.

He made the remark while speaking at a webinar titled: “SDG:4 Quality Education” organised by  SDG Youth Forum on Tuesday, said a press release.

President of the SDG Youth Forum Noman Ullah Bahar presided over the webinar.

Speaking as the chief guest, Dr Salim said that the main goal of SDG-4 is to ensure inclusive, sustainable, equitable and quality education for all in the society.

“Global Action Program has 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,” he 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.

“Effective steps are needed to make up unattainable targets or adverse COVID 19 Impacts as well as deficiencies in the education sector due to pandemic long closure,” said Dr Salim.

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Chairman Ahsan Habib, Instructor of Chittagong Government Teachers Training College Instructor Shamsuddin Shishir, Central Organizer of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan (BAPA) Mihir Biswas, Assistant Professor Mia Mohammad Yousuf, Chittagong Cantonment Public College, officers from the Hunger Project and others, spoke on the occasion.