25 Bangladeshi IT talents get ITEE certificate


Twenty-five Bangladeshi IT talents have received IT Engineers Examination (ITEE) certificate, an international standardized examination of the IT professionals, presently recognized in 12 Asian countries. The ITEE is basically a national standardized examination of Japan for IT professionals where five to six lakh IT students and IT professionals attended every year. Bangladesh has placed second among seven Asian countries in its maiden international standarized IT Engineers Examination (ITEE), held in Dhaka last year.

In Bangladesh, the ICT division under Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology  ministry introduced ITEE under a project titled “Capacity Building on ITEE Management” with the help of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with a view to give a global recognition to the skills, knowledge and experience of Bangladesh IT professionals.

Number of passers of the 1st ITEE in Bangladesh is 25 with passing ratio of 15.8% that is second high next to Vietnamese among six IT Professionals Examination Council (ITPEC) member countries (Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) which promotes common ITEE in Asian region. Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministry Abdul Latif Siddique, MP, today distributed ITEE certificate among 25 local IT experts who passed the 1st ITEE examination, as the chief speaker at a ceremony at BCC here.

25 Bangladeshi IT talents get ITEE certificate

The Minister hoped that the certificate of ITEE will help the local Bangladeshi IT professionals to get international jobs around the globe. “I am very pleased to know Bangladesh has marked very high passing ratio in the ITEE. It shows Bangladeshi IT professionals’ excellent competency not only in the country but also to the globe,” he said.

Information and Communication Technology Division Secretary Md Nazrul Islam Khan, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Shiro Sadoshima, Chief Representative of JICA, Bangladesh Mikio Hataeda, University Grants Commission Member Professor Dr Md Akhtar Hossain and Project Director of BD-ITEC Dr Sk. Amzad Hossain also spoke on the occasion.

The Japanese envoy hoped that Japanese It standardized IT examination will give world standard competitiveness to Bangladesh IT professionals that boosts their confidence to prove talents in the international IT world. BD-ITEC is going to conduct the next IT Engineers Examination on April 27 this month. After holding the two successful examinations, the BCC will apply for membership of ITPEC by June 2014.

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