Training in Information Literacy and UN Literacy, 15 – 16 September, Poil High School, Habiganj, district of Sylhet
October 29, 2011, 5:39 pm
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The Centre for Information Studies, Bangladesh (CIS,B) and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Dhaka, jointly organised yet another training in Information Literacy and UN Literacy, 15 – 16 September, Poil High School, Habiganj, district of Sylhet, Bangladesh. Information Literacy is a critical life skill for all students, it´s basic for the common people to make effective use of the Right to Information Act (RTI). The Right to Information is the key to all other rights. It´s among the most important instruments to effectively empower those to whom power should belong in democracy – the people. The 2008 elected Government of Bangladesh adopted the Right to Information Act in the first session of the 9th Parliament on March 29, 2009, marking a significant step forward in fulfilling the constitutional pledge of the state of Bangladesh. CIS,B and UNIC started travelling the whole country giving training at grass-roots level in information skills, empowering the common people and strengthening democracy by establishing a corruption-free society.

Training was presided over by Chairman Mohammad Shamsul Haque, Head Master of Poil High School, Habiganj. Chief Guest was Mahmud Hassan, Deputy Commissioner Habiganj and Guest of Honour Kazi Ali Reza, Officer in Charge, UNIC Dhaka. Special Guests were: Syed Ahmadul Haque (Chairman, Habiganj Upazila Parishad), Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Habiganj, and Md. Rafiqul Islam, DSEO, Habiganj. Dr. M. Mezbah-ul-Islam, Associate Professor of Dhaka University (Department of  Information Science & Library Management), M. Moniruzamman, Senior officer of UNIC and Minhaj Uddin Ahmed, Director of CIS,B, facilitated the training course as resource persons.

Inaugural session by Mahmud Hassan, Deputy Commissioner, Habiganj

Class by Dr. Mezbah

Class by Mr. Moniruzamman

Practical class

Practical class

Student´s speech

Certificate giving