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Experts for tech-based teaching to ensure world-class edn

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  • 2 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Experts for tech-based teaching to ensure world-class edn

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RANGPUR: Experts empha-sised technology-based teaching-learning to ensure world-class education in the country.

Speakers on Friday made the observations at ‘Sheetal Auditorium’ of the city in a reception ceremony styled ‘Award for Teachers’-2021: Leadership in Crisis’.

Rangpur divisional ICT 4E Ambassador Teachers Forum, Aspire to Innovate [a2i] Programme-ICT Division and Grameen Phone Ltd jointly organised the event.

Experts, scholars, researchers, curriculum experts, education officials under the Ministry of Education attended the programme. Some 200 primary, secondary, Madrasha and higher secondary level teachers, who are ICT district Ambassadors from different educational institutes under eight districts of the division joined the event.

Vice-Chancellor, Begum Rokeya University, Professor Dr Md Hasibur Rasid attended as chief guest while Project Director, Joint Secretary, a2i Programme, ICT Division, Dr Dewan Mohammad Humayun Kabir addressed the session as guest of honor virtually with Additional  Deputy Commis-sioner, Education & ICT, Rangpur AWM Raihan Shah  in the chair.

The chief guest said, continuous professional development is much needed for the teachers to remain updated with knowledge and information teachers need to be proficient in technology-based teaching-learning to impart world-class education among the learners. Greeting the teachers he urged them to be sincere and dedicated to their profession to develop skills and capacity among the learners to cope with the future challenges of the world.

The guest of honor said the country has witnessed a tremendous digital transformation during the lockdown. The government had launched Sangsad TV and radio broadcasts and schools opened virtual platforms to minimise the academic losses of the students soon after the pandemic begins. Digital education has proven to be one of the most popular educational tools during the pandemic throughout the world.

The govt has given top priority on Science and technology-based teaching-learning in the country.

Around five lakhs teachers were registered in the largest online platform Teachers Portal of the Access to Innovate [a2i]. Of them some 1845 are recognised as ICT Ambassadors.

Principal Rangpur Teachers’ Training College, Professor Amjad Hossain, Deputy Director, Secondary Education, Rangpur, Md Akhtaruzzaman, District Primary Education Officer, Shajahan Siddique, District Education Officer, Ruksana Begum, Associate Professor and  a2i Attached Officer, Mohammad Kabir Hossain, Associate Professor Rangpur Teachers’ Training College,  Md Jahangir Hasan, Chief  Business Officer Grameen Phone Ltd, Kazi Mahbub Hasan address among others.

E-Learning Specialists, a2i, Mohammad Afjal Hossain Sarwar made a presentation on blended teaching-learning. 

Head Teacher, Kaligonj Karimuddin Public Pilot High School, Lalmonirhat, Khurshiduzzaman Ahamed made the welcome address while, Principal, Robertsongonj High School & College, Rangpur, Zakir Hossain gave the vote of thanks.

A documentary on Virtual teaching-learning in different platforms of Rangpur division during the school closures was shown. 

Lecturer, Doikhwa Adarshaw College, Lalmonirhat, Assistant Teacher, Rangpur Zilla School, Afroja Sultana Nasrin Nishat moderated the session.

Some 195 teachers were awarded with crests and certificates for their outstanding contributions on remote teaching-learning during the school closures.

The event was also followed by a cultural function.