Published:  12:00 AM, 21 March 2017

Technical education needed for attaining SDGs: experts

Disseminating their expertise, experts and educationists in Rajshahi have said more expansion of technical education among students has become an urgent need for attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The expanded technical education could be effective means of building competent and skilled human resources and its role is very vital for taking forward the nation successfully.

 Role of skilled people is also very important for earning more foreign remittance which is significant for country's development. The observations came at a daylong awareness seminar titled "Importance of Technical Education to Achieve SDG" held at Rajshahi Women Polytechnic Insti-tute (RWPI) in the city on Saturday.

RWPI organized the seminar in association with Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP). The project is being implemented by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) with financial support from World Bank and Canada for substantial and sustainable expansion of technical and vocational education in the country, reports BSS.

STEP Director ABM Azad and Director (Planning and Development) of DTE Dr Sheikh Abu Reza addressed the seminar as chief and special guests respectively with Omor Faruk, principal of RMPI, in the chair.

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