Students who passed Information Technology Engineers Examination (ITEE), an IT proficiency test administered by Japan, from Bangladesh in 2018 was accorded a reception at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Ekmattra Entrepreneurs, the public relation partner of this project undertaken by JICA and Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), organised the event titled 'ITEE Passers' Celebration', held at the ‘Japan Day’ tent during the BASIS SoftExpo 2019.
ITEE is the only national IT proficiency test in Bangladesh and students have been taking this exam here since 2013, said a press release.
"ITEE has opened a window full of dreams by creating an opportunity for computer engineering students and IT engineers to take Japan’s largest national IT examination from Bangladesh and try their luck at Japan’s IT market," it added.
The 50-year-old test usually takes place in April and October every year in eight Asian countries simultaneously.
In two batches, 56 Bangladeshi students passed this examination in 2018, achieving first and third position in March and the first position in October in entire Asia.
Apart from the test takers, IT students and faculty members from different universities, future candidates, representatives of Japanese and Bangladeshi IT companies, BASIS representatives, and senior officials of JICA were present at the event.
BASIS president Syed Almas Kabir, lead of BASIS Japan Focused Group Rashad Kabir, Mahbub Zaman, chairman, Datasoft; Aliur Rahman, chief executive officer, London Tea Exchange; Dr Mahfujul Islam, vice chancellor, Canadian University; Yoshifumi Bito, deputy chief representative, JICA; Shaikh Abdul Aziz, chairman, Leadsoft; Satoshi Suzuki, senior managing consultant, Fujitsu Research Institute; Yukinobu Miyamoto, associate professor, Kobe Institute of Computing, and Golam Sarwar, project director, ITEE, were among the guests at the programme hosted by famous standup comedian and former CEO of IBM Bangladesh Naveed Mahbub.