5828 multimedia classrooms installed in Rajshahi
Live Correspondent: More than 5,828 multimedia classrooms were installed in educational institutions in all eight districts under Rajshahi division opening up a new door of expediting the process of modernization in education system.
“We have established the digital classrooms in 484 colleges, 2,415 secondary schools and 2,929 primary schools in the division till June last,” said Nur-Ur-Rahman, Commissioner of Rajshahi division.
Besides, Sheikh Russell Digital Laboratories were established in 102 colleges, 375 secondary schools and 12 primary schools in order to boosting students’ empowerment through using of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as well as internet.
Rahman said students attention to education has started boosting amidst addition of ICT as well as installation of multimedia in classrooms because the students of such types of schools have got the scopes of seeing and understanding their topics on big projection screen.
He added that education support is one of the 10 special initiatives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Utmost emphasis was given to keep all the multimedia classrooms and other digital devices functional round the year so that the students can derive total benefits of those.
Ruhul Amin, Principal of the institution, said: “We have started using ICT in 2016. Since then, students attendance in the class became hundred percent. All the students appear in classes spontaneously. Teaching-learning process becomes easy”.
A significant change has started taking place in education sector by dint of successful promotion of digital technology benefiting teachers, students and others concerned in the region, he added.
Prof Saidur Rahman Khan, former Vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University, said the role of teachers is very vital to make the ICT for education programme a total success. Focus of the programme is to equip teachers with IT knowledge so that they can prepare multimedia teaching materials for the students.
Prof Rahman said education has become a technology-based version to adapt the rapidly changing 21 century. This programme in Bangladesh will make us more prepared to tap the changes into good.
“Interactive multimedia classrooms have introduced a new dimension to the education system of Bangladesh. Teachers and educational officers can make the dimension more interactive through the process,” he added.
Dhaka 22 July (campuslive24.com)//MIH