ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak has recently taken a live class on the country’s largest online school Robi-10 Minute School. The class was broadcast using the live feature of Facebook from the 10 Minute School office located at Janata Tower Software Technology Park in Dhaka.
In the 40 minutes class, Mr. Palak talked in detail about the 10 ICT opportunities in Bangladesh where the ICT Division can provide support and guidance to the youth. The 10 opportunities are: game development, app development, freelancing, YouTube, Facebook, Google, Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT), Innovation Fund, Innovation Design & Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) and Startup culture development.
He clearly identified the connection between pursuits for these digital lifestyle opportunities with the desire for self-development through earning. Besides, he shared global success stories of startups and gave thorough overview on Government’s financial support in game development, apps development and skill developments.
ICT State Minister mentioned that the ICT Division has initiated a project on “Skill Development for Mobile Gaming and Application” costing 282 crore taka. Government plans to take this project in the 129 universities across the country for creating around 10,000 entrepreneurs who will compete in the 100 billion dollar global gaming industry. He also mentioned about Government’s Learning and Earning Development Programme (LEDP) to develop at least 55,000 freelancers to add to the 6 lacs registered freelancers across the country.
A widely regarded enthusiast of digital platforms- ICT State Minister, Zunaid Ahmed Palak gave a post on his Facebook account back in November 2016, saying that he had started schooling in the 10 Minute School. Later on, following an invitation from the 10 Minute School team, he agreed to take a live class for the largest online school.
Commenting on the live class on Robi-10 Minute School taken by ICT State Minister, Robi’s Chief Corporate and People Officer, Matiul Islam Nowshad said that, “Robi is always keen to work with the government in realizing the vision of Digital Bangladesh. In this connection. We are truly grateful to the ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak for taking a live class to discuss about how ICT Division can help them to facilitate their digital aspirations. We believe that through his noble gesture, an example has been set on how to inform citizens of public services over the digital platform. Robi is indeed proud to have been the facilitator of this digital innovation.”
Robi-10 Minute School is an educational content based online platform with over 910 video tutorials and 1000s of quizzes to cater to the growing needs of more than 200,000 subscribers. With support from Robi Axiata Limited, the 10 Minute School has already emerged as the largest online school of the country. Students can get access to this treasure-trove of quality education content for free of cost.
It is the only site in Bangladesh that allows students to learn from tutorials & live classes, practice from the given quizzes & model tests, monitor their progress by helping them to compare their progress with their peers, and get easy access to study/admission related information for getting admitted to the leading Universities.
ABOUT ROBI AS THE MERGED COMPANY
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group of Malaysia, Bharti Airtel, of India and NTT Docomo Inc., of Japan. Axiata holds 68.7% controlling stake in the entity, Bharti holds 25% while the remaining 6.3% is held by NTT Docomo of Japan. It is the second largest mobile phone operator of Bangladesh with approximately 32.2 million active subscribers. The company provides widest network coverage to 99% of the population with over 13,900 on-air sites of which over 8,000 are 3.5G sites. Robi is the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas. Robi, as a socially responsible brand, has taken up a number of flagship Corporate Responsibility initiatives in the areas of ICT-Education, Health and Environment with a view to contribute towards the sustainable development of the country.