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Women should be made skilled in ICT sector: State Minister

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Published: 17:57, 24 April 2024

Women should be made skilled in ICT sector: State Minister

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Women should be made skilled in the ICT sector for the progress of the society and the country, State Minister for Education Begum Shamsun Nahar Chapa said on Wednesday (24 April).

"The demand for freelancing is increasing in a significant way but it is unfortunate that the participation of women in this sector in our country is very low," she said.

The state minister was speaking at the discussion titled "Empowering girls with ICT skills and employment: challenges and opportunities" organised by Bangmata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Center for Gender and Development Studies of the University at Muzaffar Ahmed Auditorium of Dhaka University.

Keeping in mind the future employment opportunities and needs, a vocational education system is being developed for women,she said.

The state minister also said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has adopted a plan to further develop Bangladesh in technology. According to this plan digital technology is included in both public and private sectors.

Dr. Monjur Hossain, research director of Bangladesh Development Research Institute, presented an article at the meeting while professor Tanya Haque, director of Bangmata Sheikh Fazilatun Nescha Center for Gender and Development Studies, gave the welcome speech.

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