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Nahid ask private universities to comply with rules

DHAKA, Jan 10, 2018 (BSS) - Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the government will take legal action against the private universities which have failed to fulfill their conditions to run the university under the rules of the Private University Act-2010.

Some of the private universities are yet to fulfill their conditions as per the Act and they have to face legal action after the scheduled timeframe," he told the 7th convocation of Daffodil International University(DIU) on its permanent campus in Dattapara area at Savar.

Speaking on the occasion Nahid said, "You (students) are the future of the country. So, you have to be good citizens through acquiring knowledge to boost development process for building a prosperous Bangladesh."

Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof Abdul Mannan, DIU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Yousuf Mahbubul Islam and Chairman of DIU Trustee Board Sabur Khan, among others, addressed the convocation.

Nahid urged the authorities concerned to ensure congenial and good academic atmosphere at all educational institutions to make those free from all sorts of terror activities.

"Both public and private universities should be centre of excellence for practicing new knowledge...Without ensuring good academic atmosphere, it is not possible for improving quality of tertiary education," he added.

The minister said a remarkable progress has been made in the education sector as the government is working sincerely to expand and improve quality of education in the country.

The government has expanded the opportunity of higher education across the country for all students, he said adding, "Students are easily receiving higher education as we have expanded facilities for higher education up to the upazila level."

Nahid urged the students to acquire knowledge on modern education aiming to keep up with the changing world of job markets.

"It is urgent to prepare curriculum incorporating ICT to make the students efficient workforces," he added.