PV Desk : Speakers at a seminar here on Monday stressed the need for internet connectivity for the country’s tertiary-level students to have access to the world pool of knowledge at this age of globalisation.
“Internet connectivity is a must to have access to the world pool of knowledge in today’s globalised world,” said Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof Abdul Mannan.
The UGC arranged a two-day international seminar on ‘Strategies for Sustainable Research and Education Networks’ in the city.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the programme, Prof Mannan said the UGC has been working to enhance the quality of education and research at the tertiary level through uninterrupted high-speed internet connectivity provided by Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) to the university level.
With assistance from the World Bank, the UGC is implementing BdREN programme under its Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project with a view to providing internet connectivity among education and research institutions in both public and private sectors.
“Teachers, students and researchers of the country are being immensely benefited by BdREN,” said Prof Mannan.
Asia Pacific University Vice-Chancellor Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury said now the numbers of BdREN users are very low in the country.