Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today urged all to be aware so that the students cannot join militancy or terrorism,BSS reports. “A vested quarter of anti-liberation forces are making plots to destroy the meritorious students by misguiding them with wrong interpretation of Islam to join militancy,” he said in his presidential speech at the 20th convocation of North South University (NSU) in the city.
Denmark Ambassador to Bangladesh Mikael Hemniti Winther addressed the function as the convocation speaker. University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan, NSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Atiqul Islam and Board of Trustees Chairman Mr. Azim Uddin Ahmed also addressed the function, among others, said an official release.
“We want to become a middle income country by 2021 during the nation’s golden jubilee and a developed country by 2041. But poverty alleviation is still now a great challenge for us,” the minister said, adding that there is no alternative to education in eradicating poverty.
Nahid said the government is working relentlessly to enhance quality of higher education. The process of formulating ‘Higher Education Commission Act’ to strengthen the University Grants Commission (UGC) is at the final stage, he added.
The education minister asked the university authorities to involve the students with multidimensional academic activities to ensure sustainable development.
He urged the private universities to fix the admission fees and tuition fees considering the country’s reality and socio-economic condition. A total of 2642 graduates and post graduates were conferred the certificates in the function.