Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the government is taking various programs incorporating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to ensure quality of education.
"In a technology-based globalized world, quality education is crucial for any country. The government has realized the fact and executed its plans accordingly."
Nurul Islam Nahid said this while addressing the launching ceremony of Capacity Development for Education (CapED) Program in Bangladesh in a city hotel.
UNESCO in cooperation with different government and non-government organizations arranged the program.
Secretary of Technical and Madrasah Education Division Md Alamgir, Primary and Mass Education Secretary Mohammad Asif-Uz-Zaman, Head and Representative of UNESCO Dhaka office Beatrice Kaldun, among others, addressed the function with Secretary and Secondary and Higher Education Division Md Sohorab Hossain in the chair.
Chief of Unit of UNESCO Astrid Gillet made a presentation on global CapED initiatives at the function.
Nurul Islam Nahid said despite a number of challenges, Bangladesh has some remarkable and praiseworthy achievements in the education sector.
"Distribution of free textbook among the students of primary and secondary levels, increased enrolment rate and eradicating gender inequality in primary and secondary education have already been acknowledged in different international forums," he added.
"To maximize the benefit of using ICT in a classroom, we need a bunch of trained, motivated and technology-friendly teachers who will make the whole process effective and successful," the minister said, adding the government is providing training to enhance the capacity of teachers