Bangladesh to Make Use of IT Fund to Finance Blockchain Education for Graduates
The Bangladesh government is going to use money from its $208 million IT project fund to send graduates for blockchain training in Japan and India.
The government is planning to send 100 new IT graduates abroad to promote expertise in the new age technologies like distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber security.
As part of the same campaign, the government will also send 200 graduates of computer science and software, electrical and electronic engineering to grasp knowledge about future trends of information technology.
As reported in Bangladesh’s English-language newspaper The Daily Star, the candidates under the age of 32 will have to undertake an exam with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division in order to qualify.
As shared in the same report, the program will be financed by a governmental fund created in association with an Indian line of credit to establish 12 district ICT and hi-tech parks. Worth 17.96 billion Bangladeshi taka ($208 million), the project’s fund was reportedly rolled out for implementation in July 2017, and will last until June 2020.