Bangladesh Open University (BOU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Syed Humayun Akhter has said that the BOU will launch work-oriented and need-based education programmes to enhance the skills of Bangladeshi remittance fighters working in different countries across the world. "BOU is designing courses to introduce job-oriented and need-based education programmes to enhance the skills of our remittance fighters so that they can live with dignity in foreign countries," he said.
The VC said this at an online view exchange meeting titled 'Bangabandhu's education thoughts and lesson onset ceremony' with Bangladeshi ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait on Friday night, said a press release on Saturday (Aug 5).
BOU International Academic Programme Wing organized the webinar while defence advisor at Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait and coordinator of BOU Nish-2 programme centre Brigadier General Md Hasan Uz Zaman spoke, among others.
Professor Humayun said language learning courses will be introduced for overseas students to acquire proficiency in foreign languages while BOU study centers will be opened in different countries of Europe and America soon.
Noting that launching of job-oriented education programme and improving skills of remittance fighters will help increase the country's GDP, he said BOU is working keeping in the mind the information technology and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's education philosophy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's 'Vision-2041' and the implementation of the Delta Plan.
Speaking on the occasion, Bangladesh Ambassador to the Saudi Arabia Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary called for introducing technical education in BOU in line with syllabus and demand for works in Saudi Arabia and Middle East countries.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Kuwait Major General Md Ashikuzzaman said it is possible to transform the working manpower in the Middle East into a skilled human resource through work-oriented education.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Qatar Md Nazrul Islam said BOU's education programme in abroad is a landmark step, through which the Bangladesh working people in Qatar will be able to acquire more skills.
BOU Open School Dean Professor Dr Sabina Yeasmin and Social Science, Humanities and Language School Dean Professor Dr Md Jahangir Alam delivered welcome address at the webinar while Registrar Dr Md Shafiqul Alam gave vote of thanks.