Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh is set to get Information Technology Professional Examination Council (ITPEC) membership that would enable it to give internationally recognized certificate to IT professionals and graduates, officials said.
They said Japan based Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA), a regulatory body for evaluating the Information Technology Engineers Examination (ITEE), will confer the ITPEC membership on Bangladesh at a function to be held on September 1 at the auditorium of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC).

High officials of Japanese government and representatives of the six ITPEC countries-The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia, Myanmar and Vietnam-are expected to be present at the function.

“This is very good news for us that Bangladesh has been properly evaluated and selected by the IPA for awarding ITPEC membership due to fulfillment of the conditions, including holding successfully IT Engineers Examinations that are required to get ITPEC membership,” Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Secretary Md. Nazrul Islam Khan was quoted by the BSS as saying.

He said as member of ITPEC Bangladesh will now conduct ITEE every year and award internationally recognized certificate to the IT professionals and graduates.

The ITEE plays an important role to develop confidence among the IT engineers for competing in the job market worldwide, Khan said. IT Engineer Management Project Director of BCC Sheikh Amzad Hossain said the ITEE is basically a national standard test of Japan for IT where 0.5-0.6 million students and professionals attend every year.

He said ITEE test is recognized in 12 Asian countries including the second largest IT job market Japan and also honored in the markets of European and American countries.

Meanwhile, a preparatory meeting for holding the function to confer ITPEC membership was held on Friday at the conference room of ICT Division with its Secretary N I Khan in the chair. Executive Director of BCC S M Ashraful Islam, Director General of ICT Directorate Kamal Ahmed, Joint Secretary (Admn) Sushanta Saha, Joint Secretary (Planning and Development) Shyama Prasad Bepari were among others present, according to the report.

BBN/SSR/AD-22Aug14-8:30 pm (BST)