Siyam Hoque

2020-06-01 16:59:46 BdST

iDEA project facilitates online classes


The iDEA project under the ICT Division is assisting educational institutions in conducting online classes.

The inaugural ceremony of online class activities was organized on Monday at Dhaka Residential Model College through video conferencing by the “Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project” of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division.

State Minister of ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak attended the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest virtually.

The iDEA project is providing technical support for this online class. From now on, classes of ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth classes will be taken online.

Each class will be continued for 60 minutes with 45 minutes of teaching and the remaining 15 minutes of question and answer (Q&A) sessions.

Students will be provided with the routine of the class and the necessary materials in advance.

The Startup Bangladesh-iDEA project is also going to start creating an online platform to deliver the same service through online management and with the help of startups in different educational institutions across Bangladesh centering on that education sector.

The ICT Division has been working in collaboration with the country's education, health, and food management since the time when the country was in crisis due to the deadly coronavirus attack.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Palak said as part of this, a platform called "Food for Nation" for food, "Health for Nation" for health, and "Education for Nation" for education was formed, said

Due to the corona situation, the pandemic that we have to deal with all over the world may not be short-lived but it may be long.  So, we have no alternative but to adapt to this new changing world as well as use information technology to get used to it, he pointed out.

Senior Secretary of ICT Division N M Zeaul Alam PAA, the Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division of Ministry of Education Md Mahbub Hossain and Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) Parthapratim Deb were present as special guests at the programme.

Kazi Hossain Ara, Deputy Project Director (Deputy Secretary) of iDEA Project, Mehedi Hasan Bhuiyan, Technology Management Specialist of the project, Consultant of iDEA Project Monirul Islam, Omar Farooq, Dewan Adnan, Shohag Chandra Das, project officials Md. Mofakkharul Islam Mim, Momenul Islam and other senior officials of ICT Division including teachers of Dhaka Residential Model College also took part in this online programme.

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