Monday, April 15, 2024

1,000 multimedia classrooms start journey

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the country had made good progress in its efforts towards building ‘Digital Bangladesh’ during the last three years as pledged in the ruling party’s election manifesto. “We’ve achieved many successes to this end,” she said, while inaugurating through videoconferencing from her office the multimedia classrooms and digital academic contents ... Read more

ICT fair kicks off, with focus on tech in daily life

The fourth BCS ICT World 2011, an exhibition of information and communication technology, kicked off in Dhaka yesterday with a slogan for technology in education and daily life. The exposition that pulled in 50 local and foreign companies showcases ICT innovations at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka. The five-day expo organised by Bangladesh Computer ... Read more

IT education in a mess

No specialist teachers in govt schools, colleges Computer studies at secondary and higher secondary levels are being conducted without specialised teachers in the state-run educational institutions. The government has not yet created any permanent posts for teachers of the discipline at its 570 schools and colleges 15 years into introduction of the

SIM tax weighs down telecom growth: analysts

The tax on new mobile connections is the main constraint to achieving the government’s vision of a ‘Digital Bangladesh’, said the head of the parliamentary standing committee on telecom ministry yesterday. “The Tk 800 tax on SIM cards is inhumane, and it should be removed,” said Hasanul Haq Inu, addressing a seminar, Telecom for the Common ... Read more

Software fair creates buzz

The country’s largest software and ICT-enabled services exposition — BASIS SoftExpo — started yesterday in Dhaka to bridge the gap between service providers and users. Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the five-day event at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). About 110 local companies and 10 firms from Denmark and