Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Acquire special training in skills development

PM urges students

Acquire special training in skills development
Jubilation is everywhere with the successful students jumping for sheer joy after the results of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations were published on Wednesday. (1) Students of Notre Dame College celebrate their success, (2) successful Viqarunnisa Noon School and College students pose for a photograph, (3) jubilant students of Rajuk Uttara Model College beat drums and (4) students of Govt Hazi Muhammad Mohsin College in Chattogram flash V sign. —sun Photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the students to acquire special training on skill development especially in areas like ICT, during their leisure time for utilising the immense opportunities in the job market, reports UNB.

 “This is the digital device era, you have consider it and if you do that you will get more scope in your future employment (market),” she said.

The prime minister said in a speech marking the publication of the results of this year’s Higher School Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations at her office (PMO).

 “It will not be done by passing only BA or MA. You have to acquire special knowledge on any subject to expand your job market at home and abroad.”

 She asked the students not to waste their time and get the trainings that the government is providing across the country.

 “This will create immense opportunities for you,” she said.

PM Hasina called for increasing research on science, agriculture and other subjects.

“Our research works on agriculture is going on well. I will tell you to give more attention on other subjects,” she said.

She said that without research it would not be possible to attain knowledge on the new matters which are coming frequently.

The prime minister said that a country can not develop without having a literate nation.

 “We want to build poverty-free Bangladesh. And for that we urgently need literate people. I think this is the main tool.”

In this connection, she mentioned that the government has diversified the education.

 “We have given special attention on education so that our children could cope with the continuously developing world. We are giving scope to get higher education in every district. This will ensure employment also.”

She said that the government has set up subjects-wise universities which are very much needed to maintain the pace of the whole world.

 “We always give attention on education, she said.

She highly praised the students for continuing their studies during the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war, sanctions and counter sanctions, which created a restive situation across the globe.

 “Under this situation our children continued their education and sat for examinations, and passed.  This is not a small matter at all, she said.

She congratulated successful students and their guardians.

“I will tell the unsuccessful students not to be depressed and start their preparation with new encouragement. Why should  our children fail in the examinations  she said.

Knowing that the female students' passing rate is higher than the male students, she asked the boys to be more attentive in their study.

“I am hoping that guardians and students will be more attentive,” she said.

PM Hasina said that children of the country are very much brilliant and, if they get a chance they could make anything possible.

“We know that. Keeping that in mind I think that special attention should be given to this matter.”

She said that the authorities concerned have shown great skill by continuing the academic activities during the covid period.

Earlier, Education Minister Dipu Moni handed over the result summary to the prime minister.

After that chairmen of different boards handed over the results of their respective boards to the Prime Minister.

Dipu Moni, Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury and Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division Suleman Khan also spoke at the programme.