Microsoft and Bangladesh govt join hands to transform education and learning

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Microsoft and Bangladesh govt join hands to transform education and learning

Microsoft Bangladesh and the ministry of primary and mass education have recently signed a memorandum of understanding that will enable each individual to receive the education he deserves through the ‘Partners in Learning program’, says a press release.

Its focus will be on enabling educators and education leaders to best use technology to dramatically enhance learning.

Partners in Learning is a global initiative which relies on several essential, proven components like training for educators and educational leaders, researching the best innovations and building professional communities to ensure that every student has the benefit of a global network of empowered educators.

Education Transformation Agreement, signed today at the Bangladesh Secretariat, provides a comprehensive joint public-private programme for educational excellence. 

The key strategic aims are to transform learning and develop 21st century skill and employability across the nation.

Microsoft and the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education will work on a number of initiatives including Microsoft Shape the Future, ICT Policy workshops for education, Microsoft Innovative Educators, Microsoft IT Academy and Microsoft Certifications that will support the development of 21st century skills and employability.

“Microsoft has been working very closely with the government to align with the government’s Digital Bangladesh initiative. Education is an important thrust area and we are very excited to be partnering with the ministry of primary and mass education to help shape the future of the children of Bangladesh,” said Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director of Microsoft Bangladesh.  Humayun Khalid, secretary, ministry of primary and mass education said, “I am delighted seeing the signing of MoU with Microsoft which will enable us to put a thrust in the ICT education at primary level. Our honourable minister Mustafizur Rahman, MP has inspired us to actively participate in this initiative and I hope this initiative will meaningfully contribute to human resource development which is in turn will also contribute to the macro-economic development of Bangladesh. I thank all of them who have played active role in materialising this initiative.”