The Role of Voluntary Military Training in Facilitating Officer-Like Qualities among the Youth: A Case Study on Bangladesh National Cadet Corps

  • Kazi Nazmul Huda Associate Professor, Southern University Bangladesh, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Keywords: Voluntary military training, Officer-like quality, Bangladesh national cadet corps, Youth development, Cadet


The prime objective of this study is to appraise the role of Voluntary Military Training in facilitating Officer-Like Qualities (OLQ) among the youths taking Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) as a case. A qualitative research method, primarily an in-depth face to face interview, was conducted to obtain the opinions from former BNCC cadets who had experienced cadetship and were selected in armed forces, or civil services later as an officer. Unearthing the limitations of the program, the study tried to investigate how the OLQ factors are facilitated through VMT program of BNCC. The findings of the study project BNCC camping as a potential event of VMT which mostly covers all the factors of OLQ. Hence, the study also suggested Human Resource Development interventions to develop the instructional capacity among the BNCC officers and military instructors. BNCC is an apex government organization engaged in transforming the youth into a potential leader. Therefore this organization should be supported to transform it into a centre of excellence by facilitating OLQ among the youth generation of Bangladesh.

Abstract views: 524 times
PDF downloads: 211 times