The Education Minister Dipu Moni called upon the government as well as the rich to come forward to meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to expand and popularize technical education.
She was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of the ‘Nahida Zahedee Laboratory Building’ at Jessore Polytechnic Institute organized by the Zahedee Foundation on Tuesday (October 12th) as part of the education assistance program.
On behalf of the education minister, Jessore-3 MP Kazi Nabil Ahmed unveiled the plaque of ‘Nahida Zahedee Laboratory Building’.
The Minister of Education was virtually added to the event. Dipu Moni said, ‘Initiatives have been taken to formulate and implement curricula suitable for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The laboratory will play an important role in achieving the goals of the changed curriculum.
Education Minister Dipu Moni said, “The government is moving towards the implementation of Vision-2041 through skill-based technical education along with other initiatives. Initiatives have been taken to formulate and implement curricula suitable for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Achieving the goals of a changed curriculum requires hands-on learning. The laboratory will make an important contribution in this regard.
Calling the construction of the Zahedee Foundation’s own-funded laboratory a unique initiative to help the country’s development, the education minister called on the country’s rich people to come forward for such nation-building works, a press release from the education ministry said.
“This laboratory will help the students to acquire practical knowledge and useful skills for employment”, she added.
Jessore-3 MP Kazi Nabil Ahmed, Secretary of the Technical and Madrasa Education Department of the Ministry of Education, Aminul Islam Khan, Director General of the Department of Technical Education, Md. Helal Uddin and Naser Shahriar Zahedee, Executive Director of Zahedee Foundation spoke on the occasion.
According the press release, folowing to the eco-friendly design, the Zahedee Foundation will construct a six-storey building at Jessore Polytechnic Institute with 12 state-of-the-art laboratories. Construction work is expected to be completed within the next six months.