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12:00 AM, March 19, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 19, 2009

UCEP opens new technical school


Danish Ambassador Einar H Jensen visits a classroom after inaugurating a new technical school of UCEP at Jatrabari in the city yesterday. Photo: STAR

The Underprivileged Children's Educational Programme (UCEP) opened a new technical school at Jatrabari in the city yesterday.
Inaugurating the UCEP-Jatrabari Technical School, Danish Ambassador Einar H Jensen said the UCEP schools are creating opportunities for a decent and comfortable life for the underprivileged children by turning them into skilled manpower.
This skilled workforce is contributing to the development of the industrial sector of the country, he said.
The ambassador also stressed the need to introduce vocational training courses at the secondary level schools to help develop the technical sector.
At present, the new school of UCEP has accommodation for 440 students in two shifts and has six departments -- welding and fabrication, plumbing and pipefitting, machinist, electronic technology, industrial electronics and electronic control and refrigeration and air conditioning.
UCEP Executive Director Brig Gen (retd) Aftab Uddin Ahmed said the school will open four more departments in the next academic session.
The UCEP is also going to provide financial support to their students who passed the Secondary School Certificate examinations and got enrolled in the polytechnic institutes.
Chairman of UCEP Board of Governors Ubaidur Rob also spoke.
Sirajul Islam, chairperson of UCEP resource development committee, and Parveen Mahmud, vice-chairman of the board of governors, were present at the inaugural ceremony.

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