The use of 'e-learning' programs in the education system will be increased: Education Minister

The covid pandemic is a global crisis, which has also put our education system in a crisis. Every crisis opens new horizons of possibility.

The Corona Pandemic has opened a new horizon for increasing the use of 'e-learning' programs in the education system.

He said that 'e-learning' is very useful in the current era of fourth industrial revolution and it will be more widely used in the coming days.

He said this in the speech of the chief guest at the webinar titled 'E-Learning' organized by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on Saturday.

The minister said that our current education policy was formulated in 2010, and initiatives have been taken to modernize and reform it. E-learning will be given more importance in education policy.

He also said that the people of this country are very technology friendly. Due to which we do not have to face too many challenges in increasing the use of e-learning especially in educational programs.

In the days to come, in addition to conducting direct teaching activities in the classroom, 'e-learning' activities should be continued through online and 'e-learning' activities will play an important role in improving students' skills in new subjects.

The people of Bangladesh have reached this stage through various adversities and the people of this country will show bravery to face the covid epidemic. 

He said, through a pre-selection of what kind of skilled manpower will be required in the coming days, we have to develop our educational programs, infrastructure and skills of teachers accordingly.

He opined that mentality is a major barrier to further expansion of online education programs.

The profession should be made more attractive and teachers should be made more efficient through training to bring talent into the education system. The Minister of Education strongly advocated for higher rates of research, especially in universities.

He said that currently 171 TP2T students of the country are under technical education program. He expressed the opinion that it is not possible to develop real people through examination and certified education and expressed the opinion that there is a need to increase the coordination between the industrial sector and the education system.

National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Haroon-ur Rashid, Vice Chancellor of American International University Bangladesh. Karman Z Lamangna, Chairman of Bangladesh Technical Education Board. Md. Murad Hossain Molla, Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of United International University. Khwaja Iftekhar Uddin Ahmed, North-South University, accounting and finance department professor. Mohammad Ishtiaq Azim and others joined the webinar as discussants.

In his welcome speech, DCCI President Shams Mahmud said, according to UNESCO's calculations, the normal education of 1.37 billion students around the world has been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The president of Dhaka Chamber said that in the new normal situation, e-learning has emerged with new possibilities as the traditional teaching activities have been greatly disrupted to maintain social distancing and the inclusion of 'e-learning policy' in the national education policy to establish e-learning as an important part of our education system. It is very important to develop the necessary infrastructure to ensure reliable high speed internet in the country, reduce VAT and taxes on internet usage, give special incentives to startups associated with the development of e-learning and create opportunities for bank financing.

He mentioned that Bangladesh is lagging behind South Asian countries in terms of infrastructure and internet connectivity. President of Dhaka Chamber said that participation in technical education should be ensured at a higher rate to prepare the young population according to the needs of the industrial sector.

He said that the average participation rate in technical education in the countries included in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is over 45 percent, while in Bangladesh it is less than 15 percent. In such a situation, to increase participation and interest in technical education, it is necessary to make it accessible and e-learning can play an important role in this regard.

Professor Osama Khan, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey, UK, presented the main article in the webinar. In the original article, he said, apart from Internet, radio-television, mobile and postal services can play an important role in providing services in the field of e-learning, where ensuring the quality of curriculum and effective interaction of teachers and students in such educational programs is very important. He said, virtual learning environment is very important for this.

He also said that what will be taught and how it will be taught will be correct if it is properly determined.

National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Haroon-ur-Rashid said, e-learning can play a very effective role in our education program and the Covid pandemic has given us an opportunity.

He said, to deal with the current situation, an initiative was taken to deliver 17,500 lectures online through 1,500 teachers selected from the 6,000 teachers of the National University.

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