The interview of China Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) scholarship program was held in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on Friday, offering scholarships for Bangladeshi students to study in China.
The interview was organized by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and Technical and Madrasah (Islamic) Education Division (TMED) under the Bangladeshi Ministry of Education, and was attended by both Bangladeshi and Chinese government officials and delegates from top Chinese TVET institutes.
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo said on the occasion that China is keen on cooperation with Bangladesh in TVET.
Delegates from Chinese higher vocational institutions briefed to participants about the vocational educations in China.
Later in the day, the Chinese delegates conducted an interview of candidates for China TVET Scholarship and hundreds of Bangladeshi students from various educational institutes applied for the program.
More and more Bangladeshi students have been showing an interest in studying in China recently for gaining more practical knowledge and skills for better employment.
“China has been a most reliable friend of Bangladesh since our liberation,” said Secretary of TMED Munshi Shahabuddin Ahmed.
Their continuous support in almost every development sector has helped Bangladesh to become one of the economic powerhouses of the 21st century, he said.
“Technical and vocational education system of our country is also indebted to China for their support programs in the last years.”
In 2017 and 2018, he said over 20 TVET institutions from eight Chinese provinces came to Bangladesh for recruitment programs and provided 1,149 scholarship to young students in over 500 different majors.