Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni today laid emphasis on lifelong learning for the sake of sustainable development.
“The main driving force of 21st century development is lifelong learning.
We have to make the lifelong learning integral part of our education system,” she said, reports BSS.
The minister said these while addressing the inaugural ceremony of an international conference titled “Lifelong Learning in Developing Countries with Special Reference to Bangladesh” at Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology in the capital.
Presided over by Ahsania Mission President Qazi Rafikul Alam, the conference was addressed, among others, by University of Copenhagen Professor Anders Holm and officer-in-charge (OC) of UNESCO Dhaka office Sun Li, among others.
“Lifelong learning begins with birth and ends with death. It is now the biggest sector of world economy and is quickly expanding,” the education minister added.
Bangladesh Institute of Lifelong Learning (BILL) director Prof Ashok Bhattacharya in his welcome speech said Bangladesh is moving forward.
“Importance of lifelong learning is huge to maintain the current economic growth and to keep pace with the developed world,” he added.
A total of 200 scholars including 50 foreigners are taking part in the two-day conference.