Walton is giving laptops to the students with special facilities
Walton, a local brand, is offering laptops in cash and easy interest-free installments for the special benefit of students. Walton’s initiative to ensure the participation of indigent students in online classes amid the coronavirus disaster.
Initially, Walton has started giving laptops to the students of Dhaka Residential Model College. The institute will also provide laptops to students of other educational institutions on easy terms.
The information was given at the ‘Provision of Digital Education Assistance Materials’ program held at Dhaka Residential Model College on Wednesday (July 22). State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak was the chief guest. Secretary of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education was the special guest. Mahbub Hossain. The principal of Dhaka Residential Model College Brigadier General Kazi Shamim Farhad presided over the function.
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An agreement was signed between Dhaka Residential Model College and Walton to provide laptops to students at special facilities. Engineer Liakat Ali, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Computer Department, signed the agreement on behalf of Walton. At this time, digital learning aids were handed over to 16 students.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said, “Our goal is to give laptops to every student.” Therefore, I took the initiative to create digital devices at the local level. Until 2016, we used to import laptops and mobile phones. But in the 2016-17 financial year, the import duty on 97 components of digital devices was increased to 1 percent. Due to this timely decision of our government, eight companies like Walton are making and assembling laptops and mobile phones in Bangladesh. Even Walton’s products are being exported to developed countries like Germany and America.
He said Walton laptops are being provided to students as well as freelancers in different districts in long-term installments through the ICT department.
Engineer Liaquat Ali, CEO of Walton’s Computer Department, said that as a result of the agreement with Walton, Dhaka Residential Model College is giving laptops to students in interest-free monthly installments of only Tk 1,000. Arrangements are being made to provide laptops to the students of other institutions with special facilities. He hopes that this will enable indigent students to join online classes as well as qualify themselves in a competitive world through digital education.
News Source- https://risingbd.com/
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