Bangladesh will hold first ever official National Information Technology Engineers Examination (ITEE) here tomorrow after successfully conducting two trial ITEE in last one year.
Nearly 450 local IT professionals and students will sit for the official international standardized examination, presently mutually recognized by 12 Asian countries, to get a global recognition of their IT skills.
The examination will be held at University of Dhaka (DU), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Rajshahi University and Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) simultaneously.
In Japan, ITEE is also a national standardized examination for IT professionals where five to six lakh IT students and IT professionals attended every year.
Bangladesh IT-engineers Examination Center (BD-ITEC) under Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministry introduced the examination in the country under a project titled Capacity Building on ITEE Management with the help of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
One of the objectives of introducing ITEE in the country is to give international branding to Bangladesh IT professionals. The certificate of ITEE examination will help the local Bangladeshi IT professionals to get international jobs around the globe.
Bangladesh has already showed its high IT talent by placing second among seven Asian countries in its maiden trial ITEE examination, held in Dhaka last October.
Bangladesh achieved Information Technology Professional Examination Council (ITPEC) membership on September last that gives authority to the country to hold ITEE here officially simultaneously with other ITPEC member countries (Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) every year.
ITEE test is recognized in 13 Asian countries including the second largest IT job market Japan and also honoured in the markets of European and American countries.