Post by: Chief News Editor | Published: October 7, 2016 , 12:32 am | Category: TOP NEWS
Dhaka, Broadcasting News Corporation:Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu Thursday underscored the need for reshuffling the syllabus of universities to create skilled manpower in line with the demand of industries and business.
“Due to flaws in traditional education system, many graduates cannot succeed in their career. University syllabus should be reshuffled in line with the demand of industries and business institutions,” he said.
He underscored the need for strengthening triangular relations among university-industry-government to promote innovative ideas to further boost up the economy.
The minister told the inaugural ceremony of the Dhaka University Technology Transfer Office (DUTTO) at the university’s Business Studies Faculty conference room.
Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique chaired the function while Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Abdul Matlub Ahmad joined it as special guest.
The DUTTO office was established under the joint initiative of World Bank (WB) and University Grants Commission (UGC).
Amu said though over 60 percent of total population is youth (below 35-year-old), its outcome cannot be utilized in industrialization due to lack of skills and technical knowledge.
He said stressed on including innovative, vocational and technological education in the university syllabus and creating strong ties between university and industries.
The minister said different sector corporations under the Industries Ministry has already inked memorandum of understanding (MoU) with different universities including Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) to meet the demand of skilled manpower.
He emphasized on increasing further investment in the sectors of skill raising and innovation to boost up the export oriented industry. Amu said the country under the prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already achieved remarkable success in deferent indexes of development which brings a unique stance for Bangladesh in the global arena.
“Bangladesh achieved 7 percent growth in the previous fiscal year coming out from the circle of 6 percent that the country had been in the last eight years,” he said.
He hoped the country would turn into a middle income one by 2018 in line with the flow of present economic comic growth.
NEWS COLLECTED FROM BSS.