Experts put thrust on working on innovation in teaching, digital transformation, international standards, the gap between academic & industry expectations, entrepreneurship, and different education policies as the ongoing pandemic has hit the education sector hard.
They were speaking in an online discussion on the 'Future of Education' recently, arranged by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Bangladesh.
Deputy Minister of Education, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury, MP was present in the discussion and shared different initiatives taken by the government. He wholeheartedly thanked ACCA and the guests for the discussion. He also said that ACCA is playing a vital role in establishing international link with our country's education system.
Prof. Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Member, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC); Prof. Dr. Munaz Ahmed Noor, Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University (BDU); Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, A2i - ICT, GOB & UNDP; T.M. Asaduzzaman, Education Specialist & Team Leader – South Asia, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group; Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar, Professor & Director, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka; Dr. Muhammad Abdul Moyeen, Dean, School of Business, Business Studies, University of Dhaka; Prof. Md. Shah Azam, Professor, Department of Marketing, University of Rajshahi; Zareen Mahmud Hosein, Partner, Snehasish Mahmud & Co. Chartered Accountants; Arif-Al Islam, Chairman, Member Advisory Committee (MAC), ACCA Bangladesh, MD & CEO, Summit Communications Ltd; Abu Daud Khan, MD & CEO, Enroute International Limited; M A Kalam, CEO & Chairman, LCBS Dhaka Ltd; Faisal Bin Maleque, Director, Edbase Professionals; Mohi Uddin Sumon, CEO, Professional School of Business (PSB), Chattogram. From ACCA Bangladesh, Md. Ahsanul Hoque Bashar, Country Manager; Session Host Shah Waliul Manzoor, Senior Business Development Manager – Learning; Session Moderator Prawma Tapashi Khan, Education Manager, Md. Shafaat Ali Choyon, Senior Business Development Manager, Abdullah Al Hasan, Marketing Manager, and GM Rashed, Business Services & Compliance Manager were present on the occasion.
Md. Ahsanul Hoque Bashar, Country Manager, ACCA Bangladesh, said considering the health risks, the face-to-face teaching method is currently hampered. But the government has been arranging online classes for the students of different ages through the television much to the benefits for the students. Along with that, other educational institutions have started teaching online as well.
"This is undoubtedly a message of hope and prospect for the future. However, a comprehensive outline and plans are essential for how we can continue digitally and what our roles should be to deal with such situations in the future," said Mr Bashar.