Science education can build digital Bangladesh: Speakers
23 May 2015, Nirapad News: Highlighting the enormous aspects of expanding science education to build digital Bangladesh speakers at a participatory discussion in Rajshahi emphasized the need for popularizing science education among the high school students.
They said time has come to build science-based skilled and knowledge-based human resources to take the nation forward as the demand of information and communication technologies are gradually increasing.
The observations came in a district level seminar titled “Present Situation of Science Education in Secondary School level and Dreams of Building Digital Bangladesh” at Hotel Mukta International yesterday.
Sachetan under its Promoting Science Education Project organized the seminar in association with Bangladesh Freedom Foundation (BFF). ‘To build a science-minded atmosphere and to remove fear of science’ was the main theme of the meeting.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education Development and ICT) Parvej Raihan and District Education Officer Rafiqul Islam addressed the discussion as chief and special guests respectively with Hasinul Islam, Executive Director of Sachetan, in the chair.
Professor Dr ANK Noman from Department of Economics of Rajshahi University, Executive Director of BFF Sazzadur Rahman Chowdhury, former vice-principal of Rajshahi Govt. Teachers Training College Prof Abdus Samad Mondal and Editor of Daily Sonar Desh Akbarul Hassan Millat also spoke.
The speakers said that the science teachers of the schools should play their due role towards boosting the number of science-minded students who are very important for flourishing the sector of information and communication technology.
They referred to various aspects of expanding science education towards doorsteps of both rural and urban students and said there is no alternative to acquiring scientific knowledge to devise ways and means on how to make the nation technologically advanced.
The students and other young generations should avail the scopes of gathering knowledge on diversified directions of science and technologies and it’s furthermore innovations.
During his concept paper presentation, Mohsin Alam, Coordinator of Sachetan, viewed there is no way but to increase wide-range promotion of science and technology sector to take forward the nation successfully.
The young generation will take the nation one-step forward through improving the technological area. He also put forward a set of recommendations including subject-wise teacher’s recruitment for expansion of science education.