RPI seminar stresses expansion of technical education

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RAJSHAHI, March 25, 2018 (BSS)-Close linkage between industry and institute
can be the vital means of boosting publicity, quality and expansion in
technical education besides industrial development.

All concerned should come forward and work together to establish cordial
and close relations between the two sectors for their mutual interests. The
observation came at a seminar titled “Strengthening Industry Institute
Linkage” in the city on Saturday.

Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute (RPI) organized the seminar at its
conference hall.

Secretary to Technical and Madrasa Education division under the Ministry of
Education Md Alamgir addressed the seminar as chief guest with RPI Principal
Engineer Farid Uddin in the chair.

Director general of Technical Education Directorate Ashok Kumar Biswash,
chairman of Technical Education Board Prof Mustafizur Rahman and director of
Strengthening Technical Education Project ABM Azad also spoke.

Principal of Bogra Polytechnic Institute Shahadat Hossain and Curriculum
Expert Shah Alam Mazumder presented keynote papers on the issue.

Md Alamgir said expanded technical education could be effective means of
building competent and skilled human resources and its role is very vital for
taking the nation forward successfully.

The role of skilled people is also very important for earning more foreign
remittance which is significant for country’s development.

He said more expansion of technical education among students has become an
urgent need for attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The industrialists and other entrepreneurs should come forward with a
positive mentality for employment generation.

There should be linkage between the technical and vocational institutes and
industries so that the graduate people can get job on priority basis.

Alamgir said the graduate people should seize every opportunity offered by
the government in this regard.

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