Govt. attaches priority to technical, vocational educations
BSS: The present government under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has attached priority to the technical and vocational educations for boosting the number of competent workforces.
The government has been expanding technical institutions to the grassroots level aimed at transforming the youths living in villages into competent workforce through bringing them under the need-based technical and vocational educations.
Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton made the observation while addressing a seminar titled “Boosting Linkage between Industry and Institute” here on Tuesday afternoon as chief guest.
Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute (RPI) organized the seminar to mark the inauguration of technical and vocational education week-2022.
Earlier, a colourful rally with participation of around 1,000 students was brought out from the RPI premises and ended at the same place after parading main thoroughfares of the city to mark the opening ceremony. Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Abu Kalam Siddique and Joint Secretary of the Technical and Madrasha Education Division Dr Ayatul Islam spoke on the occasion as special guests with RPI Principal Abdur Rashid Mallik in the chair.
Principal of Rajshahi Women Polytechnic Institute Omor Faruque and Principal of Rajshahi Engineering and Survey Institute Amirul Islam also spoke.
Mayor Liton viewed technical education as the best way of building competent and skilled human resources. It would be vital for substantial and sustainable growth of the national economy.
He told the meeting that the government has taken the decision of implementing a Taka 20,000-crore project for establishing technical school and college in all upazilas, polytechnic institutes in districts and high standard technical institutions in divisional towns.
Need-based vocational training for the female youths of poor families is very important. At the same time, post-training employment can eradicate the unemployment problem.
“We have no way but to generate more technically and technologically sound women to meet up the social demands as it is being increased gradually,” he mentioned.
The entrepreneurs should come forward towards establishing small and medium industries in the region to create employment opportunities for regional development, he added.
Dr Ayatul Islam called upon the women to come forward to partake in technical and vocational education without any hesitation for taking the country forward.
He said technical and vocational education and training among the women is critically important for achieving national development.
Dr Islam underscored the need for quality improvement of training for substantial and sustainable boosting the number of women entrepreneurship.