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12:00 AM, February 05, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:04 AM, February 07, 2016

Microsoft teams up with education ministry to launch skills training initiative

Microsoft Bangladesh and the primary and mass education ministry have recently signed a memorandum of understanding to work on improving skills and employability by enabling educators to use technology in a better way.

The agreement under the “Partners in Learning” programme is a global initiative, Microsoft said in a statement yesterday.

The initiative relies on several essential and proven components like training for educators and educational leaders, research on the best innovations and building professional communities to ensure that every student has the benefit of a global network of empowered educators.

Microsoft and the ministry will cooperate and focus on a number of initiatives, including Microsoft Shape the Future, ICT Policy workshops for education and Microsoft Innovative Educators.

“Microsoft has been working very closely with the government to align with the government's Digital Bangladesh initiative,” the statement quoted Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director of Microsoft Bangladesh, as saying.

“Education is an important thrust area and we are very excited to be partnering with the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education to help shape the future of the children of Bangladesh.”

Signing the MoU with Microsoft will enable us to give a boost to ICT education at the primary level, said Humayun Khalid, education secretary.

“I hope this initiative will meaningfully contribute to human resource development which in turn will also contribute to the macro-economic development of Bangladesh.” 

Md Alamgir, director general of the Directorate of Primary Education, was also present. 

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