Monday, July 22, 2019 | ePaper
Workshop on strategic planning for high tech agriculture education
Campus Report :
UGC Chairman Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah speaks at a two-day workshop on strategic planning for high tech agriculture education and research in Bangladesh has begun at Inter Continental Hotel in the city on Monday.
A two-day workshop on strategic planning for high tech agriculture education and research in Bangladesh has begun at Inter Continental Hotel in the city on Monday. University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) and ADB are jointly organizing the workshop.
UGC Chairman Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah was the Chief Guest at the opening session while BAU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Lutful Hassan gave the welcome remarks. Manmohan Parkash, Country Director of ADB was the special guest. Dr Monjurul Alam of BAU presented a key note paper on challenges and opportunities for high tech agriculture in the workshop, says a press release.
UGC Members Prof Dr Md. Akhtar Hossain, Prof Dr Dil Afroza Begum, Prof Dr Md. Sazzad Hossain and Prof Dr Muhammed Alamgir, Vice chancellors of agricultural universities, representatives from Ministry of Education, UGC and ADB were also present.
In his speech, the UGC Chairman said that it is high time to revamp agricultural education and training. "Country's farmers need to move away from traditional input driven agriculture into knowledge intensive high tech agriculture if they are to meet future demand." For this, ADB in association with UGC and agriculture universities is preparing a strategic plan for development of our agricultural education, he added.
Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah also said universities should strengthen curriculums, institutional capacity and their links with industry to support young, high-tech agropreneurs.
Manmohan Parkash said ADB is keen to help high tech agriculture education for transforming Bangladesh's agricultural sector and human resources.