Speakers for increasing science-minded youths to boost development
23 November 2015, Nirapad News: Speakers at the closing session of an inter-school science fair stressed the need for increasing the number of science-minded students with ICT knowledge to ensure their better
contribution in the development process of the country.
They were addressing the closing session of a daylong event titled “CCBVO- BFF Inter-school Science Fair” held at Mohishalbari Secondary School premises under Godagari Upazila of the district yesterday afternoon.
Center for Capacity Building of Voluntary Organization (CCBVO) and Bangladesh Freedom Foundation (BFF) jointly organized the fair. Science Education Development in Secondary Schools Project supported the fair.
The main slogan of the fair was “To build science-minded atmosphere:
Technology is the only the way of progress.”
Around 5,000 students from 32 science clubs and different institutes in Godagari and Paba upazilas took part in the fair displaying their scientific and ICT innovations. Four of the participating clubs were awarded for their laudable performance.
The main thrust of the fair was to encourage the young scientists alongside flourishing their innovative talents. Former Chairman of Rajshahi Education Board Prof Shirin Sufiya Khanom and retired Vice principal of Rajshahi Teachers Training College Prof Abdus Samad Mondal addressed the session as chief and special guests respectively with Rayanatun Nessa, President of Lenus Poling Science Club, in the chair.
Upazila Secondary Education Officer Sohel Hossain, BFF Programme Officer Morshed Alam, CCBVO Executive Chief Sarwar-E-Kamal Swapan and its Project Coordinator Nirabul Islam and Headmaster of the school Haider Ali also spoke.
Prof Sufiya Khanom referred to various aspects of expanding science education both for rural and urban students and said there is no alternative to acquiring scientific knowledge to make the nation technologically advanced.
She viewed that the nation needs to build science-minded workforce to enrich the sectors of scientific research and information and communication technologies to meet the increasing demand.
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, Prof Khanom stressed.