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Call to update vocational curriculum

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  • 24 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Call to update vocational curriculum

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Technical educational institutes have to update the curriculum to create new work opportunities in line with sustainable development goals, experts told a seminar.

They emphasised the need to maintain a standard in vocational education.

They were addressing a meeting of SME Foundation at Parjatan Bhaban in Dhaka on Tuesday.

SMEF organised the meeting in association with German development agency Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Bangladesh.

Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel was the chief guest.

SMEF chairperson Dr. Masudur Rahman presided over the meeting while managing director Mofizur Rahman conducted the session.

Considering the limitation of vocational education, Nowfel said the technical education syllabus should be updated following today’s demand.

Technical Education Directorate director general Dr Helal Uddin was present as the special guest. Former professor of Dhaka University MA Baki presented a policy paper.

SMEF chairperson Dr. Masudur Rahman said, “There is a gap between the curriculum of technical education and industry’s demand despite we have 10 and half thousand institutes across the country.”

Helal Uddin said the government planned to expand the technical education institutes to 100 upazilas in first phase and 329 in second phase.

“We will introduce ratings in technical institutes to maintain national standard in the education,” he said.

SME Foundation recently set up a business incubation centre to assist SME entrepreneurs in business development solutions, basic technical services, primary funding, lab facilities, consultancy, network and market connectivity.