DHAKA: Prime Minister's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Thursday (Dec 7) emphasized on providing ICT education to children from primary level.
Sajeeb Wazed Joy, also, the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the goal is to equip each and every citizen of this country with information and technology. Also efforts should be made to overcome the obstacles which are inherent in this plan.
The ICT Adviser made this remark while addressing a ministerial conference organized on the 2nd day of ‘Digital World-2017,’ the biggest event of information and technology held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) on Thursday (December 7).
Sajeeb Wazed Joy gave a key note speech in this 4-day tech expo.
Currently, ICT education is compulsory from 6th grade. The ICT Adviser laid emphasis on the expansion of ICT and Bangladesh’s position in this sector, especially in the fast-growing modern world.
Speaking about network administrative and engineers, he said this new generation is being trained to cope with future.
There is a plan to begin ICT education from fifth grade so that students will grow up gaining skills in the operation of mobile, laptop, and computer, Sajeeb Wazed Joy said.
Joy said IT education in the primary level will not be difficult. Rather, it is going to be designed in such a way that students learn the basic of it.
IT industry is serving as a base for every industry. Since the inception of Digital Bangladesh in 2008, 40% government services have been digitalized. In the future, a total of 80% government services will be digitalized and accessible via cell phone, he added.
In reference to internet users, Joy said that unlike any countries in the world, a total of 27 million of people are connect in social networking sites.
Moreover, he said that in the future, mobile supercomputing, driverless cars, artificially intelligent robot, neuro-technology brain, genetic editing, can be seen. With the proper utilization of these possibilities of technology, we must open up new sectors for the development of our people.
Representatives of 7 countries participated in this Ministerial Conference.
BDST: 1940 HRS, DEC 07, 2017