The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Bangladesh organised an online discussion on the 'Future of Education' on Thursday night.
Guests discussed the education sector that has been largely impacted by the Covid-19 situation. They focused on working on innovation in teaching, digital transformation, international standards, the gap between academic and industry expectations, entrepreneurship, and different educational policies.
Deputy Minister of Education, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, was present in the discussion and shared different initiatives taken by the government. He wholeheartedly thanked ACCA and the guests for the discussion. He also said that ACCA is playing a vital role in establishing international relations with our country's education system.
Md Ahsanul Hoque Bashar, Country Manager of ACCA Bangladesh, said, "The education sector has been largely impacted by Covid-19. Considering the health risks, the face-to-face teaching method is currently hampered. The government has been arranging online classes for the students of different ages through the television. Along with that, other educational institutions have started teaching online as well. This is undoubtedly a message of hope and prospect for the future. However, a comprehensive outline and plans are essential for how we can continue digitally and what our roles should be to deal with such situations in the future."
Other distinguished guests who were present are Prof Dr Md Sazzad Hossain, Member, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC); Prof. Dr Munaz Ahmed Noor, Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University (BDU); Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, A2i - ICT, GOB & UNDP; TM Asaduzzaman, Education Specialist & Team Leader – South Asia, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group; Dr Syed Ferhat Anwar, Professor & Director, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka; Dr Muhammad Abdul Moyeen, Dean, School of Business, Business Studies, University of Dhaka; Prof Md Shah Azam, Professor, Department of Marketing, University of Rajshahi; Zareen Mahmud Hosein, Partner, Snehasish Mahmud & Co Chartered Accountants; Arif-Al Islam, Chairman, Member Advisory Committee (MAC), ACCA Bangladesh, MD & CEO, Summit Communications Ltd; Abu Daud Khan, MD & CEO, Enroute International Ltd; M A Kalam, CEO & Chairman, LCBS Dhaka Ltd; Faisal Bin Maleque, Director, Edbase Professionals; Mohi Uddin Sumon, CEO, Professional School of Business (PSB), Chattogram.
From ACCA Bangladesh, Md Ahsanul Hoque Bashar, Country Manager; Session Host Shah Waliul Manzoor, Senior Business Development Manager – Learning; Session Moderator Prawma Tapashi Khan, Education Manager, Md Shafaat Ali Choyon, Senior Business Development Manager, Abdullah Al Hasan, Marketing Manager, and GM Rashed, Business Services & Compliance Manager were present there.