Dhaka — The Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said that the conventional education system has been challenged due to the digital industrial revolution.
“Students should not just be taught on paper. Unemployment will increase if they are not taught to acquire digital skills. Students must acquire digital skills to meet the challenges of the digital age.”
He stressed the need for the concerned authorities to take a proactive role in expanding digital education.
The Minister said this while addressing a virtual discussion meeting organised by the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam University at Trishal in Mymensingh on the occasion of its 15th founding anniversary.
MP Hafez Ruhul Amin Madani, President of Greater Mymensingh Coordinating Council Abul Kalam Azad and drama personality Mahmud Sajjad Hossain spoke on the occasion under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor of the University SM Mostafizur Rahman.
The Minister highlighted the need for expansion of digitally useful education without limiting the educational activities to the syllabus and textbooks of the conventional system to prepare the students of the university to face the challenges of the future. He said the scope of knowledge has gone beyond paper books.
Mustafa Jabbar said not all students need to be computer scientists. However, everyone must acquire a minimum of digital skills. Our boys and girls are very talented. He mentioned that it is essential to take an enterprising role in learning the basics of smartphones, computers and the internet.
The minister said if the university had not been established in Trishal, it would have been difficult for many local students to pursue higher education. He assured the concerned people of all possible cooperation to make the university an exemplary institution for building creative people.