Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked students to acquire special training on skills development on different subjects, especially on ICT, for taking advantage of the immense opportunities in the job market.
“This is the digital era; you have to keep your eyes on this. If you do that, you will get more opportunities in the job market,” she said, UNB reports.
The prime minister said this on the occasion of publishing Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exam results at her office (PMO).
Sheikh Hasina asked students to take skills development trainings, particularly on ICT, during their free time – to make them better prepared for the digital age.
“Bachelor’s or master’s alone won’t be enough; you need special knowledge in any subject to expand job opportunities at home and abroad,” the PM said.
She asked students not to waste their time and get trainings that the government is providing across the country.
Sheikh Hasina asked concerned persons and authorities to put more attention on research.
“Our research work on agriculture is going well; I will ask you to give more attention to other subjects,” she said.
She said that without research it would not be possible to attain knowledge on the latest developments.
The PM said that no country can be developed without having a literate nation. “We want a poverty-free Bangladesh. And for that we urgently need literate people.”
In this connection, she said that the government has diversified education.
“We have given special attention on education so that our children can cope with the continuously developing world. We are providing scopes to get higher education in every district. This will ensure employment too,” she said.
She said that the government has set up subject-focused universities which are required to keep up with the rest of the world.
She highly praised students for continuing their studies during the coronavirus pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war, sanctions and counter-sanctions – that have created a restless situation across the globe.
“Within this situation, our children continued their education, sat for exams, and passed the exams – this is no small achievement.”
She congratulated those who have passed in the exams and their guardians.
“And those who did not manage to pass the exams, I would urge them not to be depressed. Start preparing for the next exam with determination.”
Considering the pass rate for female students is higher than their male counterparts, she asked the latter to be more attentive in their studies.
Sheikh Hasina said that children of the country are brilliant, and if they are given the opportunities, they can achieve anything.
Earlier, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni handed over the result summary to the prime minister. After that chairmen of different education boards handed over the results of their respective boards to the PM. The education minister, Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury and Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division Suleman Khan also spoke at the programme.