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‘Put emphasis on work-oriented education’

Published : 20 Nov 2021 09:57 PM | Updated : 23 Nov 2021 12:04 PM

Work-oriented education will be emphasized and delivered to the students by changing the curriculum of the National University (NU) in order to reduce educated unemployment in the country.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni made the remarks at the auditorium of Rangpur Police Lines School and College on Saturday, after the workshop on education system and quality improvement with the heads of educational institutions of Rangpur region affiliated to NU.

She said, “Students will be provided practical education through curriculum changes. We do not want to create certified students, but grow a system where no one will be unemployed at the end of education because most of the students are still studying at NU. We want to change the curriculum to ensure their career-oriented education so that they can get jobs soon after graduation.”

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She also said discussions are being held with NU teachers to further improve the quality of education in the affiliated colleges, to achieve the demographic dividend and to prepare the students to face the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The minister said there was talk of Monthly Pay Order (MPO) for private honors-masters colleges. Some appointments were made earlier through Non Government Teachers Registration and Certification Authority (NTRCA), the decision of the Ministry of Finance is required. Some more MPOs have been added. The rest will be decided. The government has not decided to open a new honors course in a private college.

At the time, the Vice Chancellor of NU Dr Mashiur Rahman, Dean Anwar Hossain, Rangpur District Awami League General Secretary Rezaul Karim Raju and other senior officials of the administration were present with Dipu Moni among others.