Bangladesh provides IT funds for blockchain education program

Bangladesh to fund blockchain education program for graduates

The Bangladesh government is planning to use funds from its $208 million worth IT project for a blockchain education program. They will select freshly graduates of the country for blockchain training in Japan and India.

This initiative will include 100 new IT graduates and 200 from computer science and software, and electrical and electronic engineering. They will master in technologies like distributed ledger, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity. Additionally, they will learn about future trends in the IT sectors. The interested candidates can apply on the official website of Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority. The candidates under 32 age will have to appear for an exam with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) division.

The government’s IT project funds will finance this blockchain education program. However, this fund was to establish 12 district ICT and hi-tech parks. The value of this project in Bangladesh’s price is 17.96 billion takas ($208 million).

Many institutions are now emphasizing the blockchain and other technology-based educational programs. In June, the University of British Columbia declared to launch blockchain programs for its students pursuing the Masters and doctorate programs. The institution will commence this curriculum from the next year.  Also, in the same month, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania introduced a course on blockchain.

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