Technical education in class eight from next year: Nahid
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said, technical education will be included in the text books of class eight along with other subjects from next year.
He said this while speaking as the chief guest in a workshop at Diploma Engineers Institution in the capital on Sunday. Technical and Madrassa Education Department organized the workshop to formulate planning to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The minister said, one or two subjects will be made obligatory in technical education in class eight from the next year. Technical education will be included as subjects like physical education, sports, culture and fine arts. But it will not be obligatory in the public examinations like other subjects rather will be obligatory for class tests.
Nurul Islam Nahid said, the system will be inaugurated primarily as an implementation of work oriented education. A committee will work for all kinds of preparation like work force, office and technical support.
About the technical education syllabus he said, it will be finalized according to the suggestion of investors. Because the industrialists and investors can say how the technical education will be for attaining experience.
The minister said, the government has taken initiatives to develop the entire education system as well as technical education and digitalization. To turn our country into a developed one by 2041 we have ensured 14 percent admission in technical education so far. We are working on relentlessly to turn it into 30 percent by the year 2030.
Presided over by Technical and Madrassa Education Department Secretary Md. Alamgir, in the program State Minister for Technical and Madrassa Education Department of the Education Ministry Kazi Keramat Ali, Principal Coordinator of Prime Minister’s Office Md. Abu Kalam Azad, Secondary and Higher Education Department Secretary Md. Sohrab Hossain and others were present.