Tech school, college in every UZ

As part of government’s plan to establish a technical school and college in every upazila to create skilled workforces in the country, the work on establishing 100 such institutions began in the first phase. This was disclosed at a meeting of parliamentary standing committee on education ministry on Wednesday.

The second phase of establishing technical schools and colleges at more 329 upazilas are under process, the meeting sources said. Md Afsarul Amin, Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education Ministry presided over the meeting. Committee members, Education minister Dr. Dipu Moni, Deputy minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, Md Abdul Quddus, AKM Shajahan Kamal, Fazle Hossain Badsha, Md Abdus Sobhan Mia and Golam KibriaTipu participated in the meeting.

The meeting also discussed about celebration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 100th birth anniversary, standard of education and about making plans to achieve Sustainable Development Goal-4 (SDG-4). The meeting also recommended justifying teachers’ eligibilities, standard on giving lessons in classes and efficiency on honours courses in different colleges under national university.

Senior Secretary of the ministry, heads of different departments of the ministry and concerned officials of the Parliament also present in the meeting. Besides, the meeting was informed that the Ministry of Education has been working to set up four new government women polytechnic institutes and 23 world-class new polytechnic institutes in the country. In the last 10 years over 500 government and private polytechnic institutes have been established country-wide.