Govt mulling blending learning: Dipu Moni

Staff Correspondent

9 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Thursday said that the government is considering introducing blended learning at educational institutions all over the country.

The ministry is also working to ensure that age is not a barrier to acquiring knowledge for anyone, she said.

She came up with the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at a virtual ceremony arranged by North South University (NSU) on the occasion of the university’s 23rd convocation.

The minister said that everything is constantly changing in the rapidly changing world and students should be equipped with the skill they require to cope with the present world.

“The knowledge that is so necessary today may lose its necessity tomorrow. So, it may be useful to gain new type of knowledge to survive. We have to teach our students how to learn throughout life.”

Dipu Moni said it may be important for a student to get knowledge in a new field even after completing university education and joining a profession.

She also emphasised the need for online educational activities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Salman F Rahman, Private Sector Industry and Investment Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was the convocation speaker at the programme.

University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah was the special guest while NSU Vice-Chancellor Prof Atikul Islam presided over the event.

NSU organised the event virtually due to Covid-19 pandemic. It is the first-ever virtual convocation in the history of Bangladesh.