Skill enhancement of BBS officials stressed for better census

RANGPUR, Enhancing skill of field level officials

of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is crucial to strengthen the process

of collecting and compiling standard information on agricultural census for

preparing a timebefitting and database.

High officials of BBS made the observation at inaugural function of a

fourday training programme on 'Agricultural Statistics' held at conference

room of the Divisional Statistics Office in the city today.

The National Strategy for Development of Statistics of BSS under the

Statistics and Information Management Division of Ministry of Planning is

organising the fourday training programme with financial assistance of the

World Bank.

All Deputy Directors, Upazila Statistics Officers and employees from all

58 upazilas under eight districts of Rangpur division are participating in

the training programme.

Director (Administration) of BBS Mohammad Abdul Kadir Mian as the chief

guest attended inaugural function of the training programme being coordinated

by its Rangpur Divisional Joint Director Md. Amjad Hossain.

Mohammad Abdul Kadir Mian and Deputy Director (Agriculture Wing) of BBS

Md. Shafikul Islam are conducting different sessions of the fourday training

programme as Master Trainers.

The chief guest hoped that participating filed level BBS officials and

employees would be able to acquire knowledge, techniques and expertise from

the training programme to enhance their skills in collecting agriculture

related data in future.

Using collected field level agricultural statistics, BBS will prepare a

proper, more accurate and timebefitting statistics to assist monitoring

process of attaining sustainable development goals and implementation of the

seventh fiveyear plan, he said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)