Microsoft Bangladesh Country Manager Feroz Mahmud said that Information technology (IT) was the best means of power to eliminate poverty, while speaking as the chief guest at a function on 'Partners in Learning' programme jointly organised by Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) and Microsoft Bangladesh Limited on the NUB Rajshahi campus. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Mahmud in his speech urged the teachers and students to be equipped with modern technology so that they could face the global challenges. Information and communication technology (ICT) education is urgently needed to promote all sectors of the country, he said. About 10 thousand teachers will be given training under this collaborate training programme 'Partners in Learning', which is reorganised and permitted by the Ministry of Education. More than 1400 teachers have already been trained on its Dhaka campus.