US$100 million project for teachers’ training: Nahid

DHAKA, Jan 12, 2017 (BSS) - Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the government has taken a project worth US $ 100 million for teachers' training and developing their skill.

"The main objective of the project is to improve the quality of college education under national university for helping the Bangladeshi students cope with this age of globalization," he said at a rally at central Shaheed Mianr here.

The colorful rally was held marking the first convocation ceremony of national university. The rally began from in front of National Museum and ended at Shaeed Minar after parading different important thoroughfares.

Nahid said the national university is conducting examinations in 2,500 colleges across the country through its six regional offices that resulted in reduction to session jam.

"The government will do its best to modernize the national university. We have a plan to further develop its infrastructures like laboratories and libraries under the university," he said.

The minister said the country's new generation would be equipped with modern education to help them cope with competitive world.

University Grants Commission Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan, National University Vice-chancellor Professor Haroon or Rashid, Secretary to the Secondary and Higher secondary Department M Sohrab Hossain were present.

Earlier, students and teachers of different collages under the national university took part in the colorful procession.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)