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Literacy knowledge prerequisite for digital Bangladesh: officials

RANGPUR, Sept 09, 2017 (BSS) - Government officials and educationists at a post-rally discussion here have said achieving literacy knowledge is a prerequisite to turn illiterate population into human resources for building a digital Bangladesh.

They came up with the observations in the discussion jointly organised by the district administration and District Non Formal Education (NFE) Bureau in association with different NGOs to observe the International Literacy Day- 2017 on Friday.

Elaborate programmes, including bringing out of a huge colourful rally followed by the discussion, were chalked out in observance of the day with the theme of 'Achieve Literacy, Build Digital World.'

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Wahiduzzaman led the rally participated by officials and executives of different government departments and NGOs, teachers, students, professionals and local elite.

Later, the deputy commissioner attended the discussion held in his conference room as the chief guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Rabiul Islam in the chair.

Police Super Mizanur Rahman, Additional Police Super ABM Zakir Hossain and Saifur Rahman addressed as special guests.

Assistant director of the District NFE Bureau Musfikur Rahman discussed various steps taken by the government in turning the illiterate population into human resources through providing them with literacy knowledge and informal education.

Associate Professor of the Department of Bengali of Begum Rokeya University Dr Abu Saleh Muhammad Wadudur Rahman delivered keynote presentation narrating importance of educating the illiterate population to turn them into human resources.

Divisional deputy director of the Directorate of Primary Education Mahbub Elahi and Assistant District Education Officer Shamima Noor narrated the tremendous success already achieved by Bangladesh in reducing illiteracy rate.

The chief guest said the government has been implementing massive programmes to provide literacy knowledge and job-oriented education to the illiterate people to further accelerate development in building a middle income digital nation.