Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) Vice-Chancellor Dr Satya Prasad Majumder attended as chief guest
The Government ICT Officers' Forum on Monday organized a webinar titled 'Roles of ICT Personnel to Build Sustainable Digital Bangladesh'.
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) Vice-Chancellor Dr Satya Prasad Majumder attended as chief guest, while Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University Vice-Chancellor Dr Munaz Ahmed Noor and Government ICT Officers' Forum President Engineer Md Tomig Uddin Ahmed were present, among others, in the event, said a press release.
Established in 1997, the forum is now the organization of 1,600 first class ICT officials working under the revenue budget of the government, it added.
Satya Prasad Majumder said that the ICT personnel of the country were relentlessly working for building Digital Bangladesh.
"The revaluation in Bangladesh had seen was the outcome of ICT advancement," he stated, adding that the country could run its emergency services, business, education and economy thanks to the advancement amid Covid-19 pandemic.
The vice-chancellor urged the government to introduce new cadre service for ICT sector professional as soon as possible, with which the government could make all the achievement in digital arena sustainable.
"If the ICT cadre is launched, the ICT graduate will not leave the country for their career placement," he said.
Dr Munaz Ahmed Noor said that cut the gap between academies and industries was a must for generating skilled manpower.
On ICT cadre, he informed that the government already initiated to introduce the cadre, following a nod of President Abdul Hamid and a set of instruction from Prime Minister's Advisor Sajeeb wazed Joy.
"I hope the government would implement the plan soon to promote ICT graduate care their merit of," Noor said.
He further added that the ICT graduate were being forced to change their career track as there was no good option for them in the country.
Commerce Ministry official Zikra Amin moderated the event and Chittagong University Professor Dr Mohammad Shamsul Arefin presented the keynote paper, the release said.