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Sheikh Hasina directs women of Bangladesh to focus on science education and career

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 11 Feb 2024, 01:17 pm

Dhaka, 11 February 2024 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasized the need for greater participation of women and girls in science for an equitable, inclusive and sustainable future.

"We must have the right policies and institutions in place for young women to choose careers in science and technology," she said.

She said this in a video statement broadcast on the 9th International Day of Women and Girls at a science conference held in New York.

The Prime Minister said, 'It is important to promote women to leadership positions in science. In Bangladesh, I am personally committed to advancing the work of our women scientists through recognition and incentives.

The Prime Minister extended her greetings to all who participated in the gathering and said, 'I congratulate all the women engaged in research and innovation in finding solutions to the challenges facing our world. We need more women and girls in science'.

She also said that his government is digitally empowering thousands of women and girls across Bangladesh.

The Prime Minister said, "I feel happy to see their vibrant presence in the digital marketplace. We provide the necessary training to help young women grow as IT freelancers."

She wants to make a difference in the lives of disabled girls in her country through digital inclusion.

Sheikh Hasina said, 'Our government is expanding technical and vocational education to help women create a working future. We have made science and ICT education compulsory for all high school students.

She said that in the past the number of female students in higher education, especially in science and technology, was not satisfactory, but now, as a result of our concerted efforts, the participation of women in science education has increased significantly in recent years.