Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Germany is willing to help with the socio-economic development of Bangladesh through its development agency GIZ.
The agency wants to focus on the textiles and higher education sectors to produce skilled manpower in the country and is also keen on training the textile faculty members to encourage research at the tertiary level and improve the teaching quality, reports fibre2fashion.com.
A German delegation headed by Christian von Mitzlaff, programme coordinator, German-Bangladesh Higher Education Network on Sustainable Textiles conveyed German government’s interest at a meeting with Professor Abdull Mannan, chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, according to a UGC press release.
The possibility of a collaboration between the higher educational institutions of the two countries was also discussed at the meeting.
Mannan said that UGC welcomes co-operation and assistance from donor countries for enhancing and internationalising Bangladesh’s higher education.
He also said that there is a need to modernise the teaching and learning process of textile education to meet the country’s demand for skilled manpower.