No age limit for Technical Diplomas
The government has lifted age limitation for admission to diploma courses of the technical educational institutions of the country to increase the enrollment rate and to give institutional recognition to the overseas returnee skilled workers.
Earlier, students must admit to polytechnics institutions within two years of passing SSC. According to that rule, those who passed SSC in 2020 and those who passed SSC in 2019 and 2018 could apply for admission in technical institutions. Now SSC certificate holders of any ages can apply for admission in technical courses.
At the same time, it has decided to reduce the educational qualifications for admission in these diploma courses as well as the admission fee.
The decision was taken by Education Minister Dipu Moni at a virtual meeting on the development of technical education on Wednesday. Later, the information was given in a press release of the Ministry of Education.
The statement quoted the education minister as saying that the present government is giving utmost importance to technical education in meeting the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and implementing Vision 41 announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Therefore, in order to increase the enrollment rate in technical education and to give institutional recognition to skilled overseas returnee workers, there will be no age limit for admission in diploma courses in polytechnic institutes.
The education minister said many may have the necessary technical skills but do not have institutional certificates. Many are not getting a good job because of not having a certificate or not getting a good salary even if you get a job. In that case, if the person wants and if he has the required academic qualifications, then he can be admitted to the diploma course.