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A flight to the future

  • Published at 12:05 am October 30th, 2019
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This institution is just what Bangladesh needs for its aviation sector to reach its full potential

It is extremely good to know that Bangladesh is on its way to opening its first aviation university and, pending final approval from the University Grants Commission (UGC), is set to begin academic activities from January next year.

With Bangladesh pushing forward to make the next breakthrough in its journey to economic prosperity -- while also enjoying a period of demographic dividend -- the time has never been right for institutions to train more of our youth in new skills.

With that in mind, the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University should prove to be a major asset for the country’s aviation sector. 

With the aim of promoting aeronautical and aerospace studies in the country, and to ensure the training of pilots, aviation scientists, engineers, and other skilled professions within this field, this institution is just what Bangladesh needs for its aviation sector to reach its full potential.

Indeed, for a country with lofty economic ambitions, it is more imperative than ever that it also boasts a skilled and diverse labour force in order to provide the right support for the sustained health of the economy.

Despite having a capable and energetic youth population, too often we have failed to tap into their potential.

To that end, this aviation university should be the first of many such institutions which, rather than churning out degrees, instead prioritizes the necessary skills required for the next generation to ensure that Bangladesh continues to prosper and develop as a nation.