Research on ICT job market initiated

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:39, Aug 21,2017


Guests attend the launch of a course on ICT job market organised by Daffodil University and Jobsbd in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo

Speakers on Sunday said that the current information technology curriculum at the university level was lacking in its design to fulfill the requirements of the ICT job market.
Addressing the launch of findings of a study programme in the capital on business opportunity study within the IT and Telecommunication Industry in Bangladesh, they said that current ICT job market holds tremendous potential for Bangladesh while there is a serious lack of related research.
The post, telecommunications and information and communication technology secretary Shayam Sunder Sikder said that the current education curriculum was focused covered only half of the topics needed to be taught to create skilled ICT professionals, creating an imbalance between supply and demand of skilled manpower in the job market.
He also said that in addition to policy improvements, the government was working in close quarters with various associations, including BASIS, BCS, BCC and ISPAB, for the skill enhancement needed at the ICT industry in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh association of software and information services president Mostafa Jabbar elaborated that the data attained from this research the developing curricula for job driven courses can now have mechanism in place to have inputs from the industry or the employers in our universities.
Daffodil International University, in association with, initiated the study on ICT Job Market in Bangladesh.
DIU chairman M Sabur Khan said that the study to be published by six months and it will be shared by the government and the other stakeholders.

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