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Tk 2,388 crore project to improve non-government colleges
DHAKA, Sept 17, 2012 (BSS) - The government has taken a project to bring qualitative changes in education system at non-government colleges using information and communication technology (ICT).

"The project would improve the quality of higher secondary education and also remove the differences prevailing between the government and non-government educational institutions," said an official of planning ministry.

He said the project involving Taka 2,388 crore would cover nearly 1,500 colleges at upazila level for physical infrastructural development.

The official also added that the project would be placed before the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for final approval, which is scheduled to sit tomorrow.

Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) would implement the project by June 2017.

Under the project, the institutions will have new multistoryed academic buildings to introduce ICT-based education for the students.

The main activities of the project include training of teachers and procurement of ICT equipment, scientific tools and furniture.

Recommending the project, the Planning Commission (PC) said the project would enhance opportunity and quality of education at higher secondary level.

The official said another project for rural livelihood would also be placed for ECNEC's consideration. The project titled "Rural Livelihood Project" aiming to alleviate poverty and generating self-employment for non-affluent landless people.

Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) would implement the five-year project at a cost of Taka 331 crore. Upazila Bittahin (destitute) Central Co-operative Association (UBCCA) would provide Taka 140 crore for the project.

The other projects, scheduled to be placed for ECNEC Consideration, are: Expansion and modernization of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Jatiyo Kobi Kazi Nazrul Islam University development project and Rehabilitation of Ganga- Kopotakkho Irrigation project.
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