'Reform in education a must to make digital Bangladesh'
Speakers at a roundtable yesterday underlined the importance of reforming education sector, fighting against fanatic forces and ensuring accountability and transparency in governance to make Digital Bangladesh.
They said this at the roundtable styled 'Digital Bangladesh: Nepotthey Badha (Digital Bangladesh: Drawbacks from behind) organised by Amra Muktijoddhar Santan at the National Press Club in the city.
Speaking at the programme, Dhaka University Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique stressed the need for reforming education sector to fulfil the dream through introducing modern curricula and methods of study.
“Digital Bangladesh is not a concept of only computerised system, rather the term denotes the prosperous nation maintaining the rule of law and ensuring accountability and transparency in governance,” he added.
Regarding the issues that could obstruct fulfilling such dream, the VC said the way of thinking of the common people should be changed.
Barrister Tania Amir disagreed with the title of the roundtable, saying that there are no drawbacks that can exist against the new generation's dream for successful Bangladesh if the government is successful.
Highlighting the nature of the obstacles in digitising Bangladesh, Golam Mortuza, editor of Shaptahik, said the obstacles have couple of natures from internal and external problems of the government.
Syad Ashraful Islam Nayan, general secretary of the organisation, presented a keynote at the roundtable with its President Md Humayun Kabir in the chair.
Noted economist Atiur Rahman, columnist Mostafa Jabbar, Organising Secretary of Bangladesh Krishak League MA Karim and cultural personality Azizus Samad Azad also spoke.