Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Saturday said digital technology would be the key to tackling the future challenges.
"Digital technology would be the key to handling the challenges in future," he said.
The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the virtual international conference on Computer and Information Technology organized by North South University (NSU) here, a press release said.
He urged all the students specially IT students to engage themselves in practical life to become skilled human resources with digital knowledge.
He emphasized the need for conducting research, developing and acquiring skills on 5G based digital devices and technologies.
He called upon the concerned educational institutes to make internship on digital technology industries compulsory to enrich the practical experience of the students.
With the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in USA Professor Dr Mohammad Ataur Karim in the chair, the conference was attended, among others, by NSU Board of Trustees Chairman Azim Uddin Ahmed and mobile network operator Robi's Chief Executive Officer Riyaaz Rasheed.