• Tuesday, October 21, 2014

IT engineers to get global certificates

Bangladesh signs deal with Japan-based IT professionals' examination council today

Star Business Report

Bangladesh is set to become a member of Japan-based Information Technology Professionals Examination Council (ITPEC), paving the way for its IT professionals and graduates to get internationally recognised certificates.

Bangladesh will conduct IT engineers examination every year and award such certificates, Telecom and ICT Minister Abdul Latif Siddique said at a press conference at the office of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) yesterday.

BCC, the state-run institution, already started taking such examinations in April.

Japan-based Information Technology Promotion Agency, a regulatory body for evaluating IT engineers examination, will confer the ITPEC membership on Bangladesh at a function at BCC office today.

At the programme, Bangladesh will sign a memorandum of understandings with the current ITPEC members that include the Philippines, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. An agreement with the Japanese government will also be signed.

ICT Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan said IT engineers examination plays an important role in building confidence of IT engineers who opt to compete in the global job market.

The BCC has already built administrative infrastructure at its office where two examinations will be taken each year, Khan said.

The IT engineers examination was originally developed in Japan in 1969. In 1970, it was authorised as the first and only national IT engineers examination governed by Japan's international trade and industry ministry.

It is one of the most important national qualification examinations in Japan, with around six lakh applicants participating each year.

Published: 12:00 am Monday, September 01, 2014

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