Bangladesh Insurance Academy (BIA) in collaboration with Access to Information (A2i) yesterday organised an online training course for graduate students of the National University.
The objective of the "life insurance course" was to help the students secure jobs in the sector once they graduate, the BIA said in a statement.
Md Zafar Iqbal, additional secretary of the Financial Institutions Division under finance ministry and director of the BIA, was the chief guest at the programme while Md Mustafizur Rahman, additional secretary and divisional commissioner of Dhaka, was also present.
Syeda Farhana Kawnine, deputy commissioner of Narsingdi, presided over the event, which was also attended by SM Ibrahim Hossain, chief faculty member of the BIA; Asad-uz-Zaman, head of Future of Work Lab at the a2i, and Nazrul Ahsan, manager of ActionAid Bangladesh.
Some 50 trainees from Narsingdi district took part in the course online.