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Jabbar: We have to be ready for the fourth industrial revolution

Kazi Nabil Ahmed advised the students to prepare themselves as many manufacturers are destined for Bangladesh, Vietnam and other countries

Update : 19 Jul 2020, 01:25 PM

Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said Bangladesh missed the first, second and third industrial revolutions but will not miss the fourth industrial revolution in any way.

“So, we have to be ready from now,” he said in a career webinar titled “Startup Opportunities in ICT Sector” on Saturday night.

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) Career Services Office (CSO) arranged the career session.

As the chief guest, Mustafa Jabbar said the whole world has changed now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone is largely dependent on digital services, which was beyond imagination even a few days ago.

“The internet is like breathing now. We will provide the internet to every student, but they need devices too for which the universities have to come forward,” he added. 

“We want to provide the devices to the students for payment on installments,” said the Post and Telecommunications minister.

He suggested the students to take challenges and not just rely on textbooks – as there is a lot to know beyond the textbooks.

Mustafa Jabbar said: “I respect Gemcon Group Founder Kazi Shahid Ahmed because he was the first one to understand the importance of computers to write news in print media.”

“When the first computer came to the country, he asked the journalists of his newspaper Daily Ajker Kagoj to go for computer training.”

”Nowadays, the computer is very essential in the media industry,” he added.

‘Be successful by overcoming challenges’

ULAB board of trustees’ member Kazi Nabil Ahmed, also the vice chairman of Gemcon Group, said to the students: “If you want to be successful, you will have to face many obstacles. You will be successful by overcoming the challenges.”

“Our family has developed many initiatives -- Gemcon Group, Meena Bazar, ULAB, Dhaka Tribune. etc. by overcoming many obstacles.”

Kazi Nabil advised the students to prepare themselves because many manufacturers are leaving China now, and their destinations are in Bangladesh, Vietnam and other countries. 

“So, we have to prepare us to get these investments,” he added.

“Our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already implemented the dream of Digital Bangladesh and we have achieved 90% success,” said Kazi Nabil Ahmed, also the Member of Parliament from Jessore-3.

Oracle Bangladesh Country Director and Pulse Healthcare Services Founder Rubaba Dowla Matin said that the pandemic has created different ways and increased our reliance on digital services. 

She advised the ULAB students to focus on technology and digital services as their uses have increased during the pandemic.

Rubaba Dowla Matin emphasized on good planning for career development. She said that a plan needs to be set, which should explain what you need to do today to achieve your goals tomorrow.

ULAB Vice Chancellor Professor HM Jahirul Haque addressed the welcome speech in the event.

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