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Staff Correspondent: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Saturday said the country needs at least 50 percent enrolment of total students in technical education to achieve socio-economic development. He said Bangladesh could attain development by giving importance to the technical education as Malaysia, Korea, Japan and many other countries have achieved their desired development by doing so. The education minister was addressing an award giving ceremony organised by the Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) at its auditorium in the capital. Some 96 percent of workforce in Korea is trained in technical education. However, around 60 to 80 percent labour forces are trained in technical education in most of the industrially developed countries, Nahid said.
Many Bangladeshi graduates are doing jobs abroad and getting low salary because of lack of technical knowledge. But they could earn a good salary if they had some technical education, he added. Nahid added that the present government is giving more importance to technical education. Dhaka University Vice ChancellorProf AAMS Arefin Siddique, Technical Education Board Chairman Prof Abul Kashem, IDEB General Secretary Shamsur Rahman and Polytechnic Association President Idris Ali, among others, spoke at the programme presided over by IDEB President AKMA Hamid.
At the programme, three students of each department who got the highest GPA were given IDEB National Award while a total of 123 students of 42 institutions, including the government and private, received medals and certificates for their best results.
At present over 1 lakh students are studying four-year diploma course on engineering across the country and the number of students is increasing, according to an education ministry press release.