President asks universities to review curriculum


KHULNA, April 4, 2018 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today asked
universities to revise their curriculum to ensure their relevance to the
demand of time and synchronize them with the studies of world’s esteemed
higher seats of learning.

“Make the learners perfect human beings imbued with the spirit of
patriotism, moral values and skillful in world-standard education and
information technology,” the President said while addressing the 3rd
convocation of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) here
this afternoon.

If the universities fail to ensure quality education on the respective
campuses, the President said, it would not succeed to cope with competitive
world as per the demand of time.

President Hamid, also the Chancellor of the university, stressed the need
for increasing the use of the information technology at all levels of

He hoped that the fresh engineers would properly utilize their creative
thoughts as well as technologies and play an active role in building a
“Digital Bangladesh” in line with the “Vision 2021” declared by Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Terming the engineering education as a very important one to build the
nation, the President said the engineering and technology-based education can
turn mass people into manpower.

“Engineers in their thoughts and spirits should be farsighted. They have
to develop their knowledge and efficiency according to international standard
for facing the challenges of new technologies,” the President suggested.

Referring to the negative uses of the technologies, specially mobile
phone, and its adverse impact on personal, family and social lives, the
President also asked the graduates to be aware of using the modern
technologies as the blessing of technology can bring positive changes in the

Congratulating the new graduates on the occasion of the convocation, Abdul
Hamid advised the graduates to devote themselves to the task of nation-
building along with their professional activities.

He hoped that they (students) would help ensure progress of the nation and
country with services, honesty, devotion and patriotism through applying
their respective potentialities.

The President also advised the graduates not to bow down their head to
injustice and untruth as well as not to destroy their respects and morality
for their personal interest.

On the occasion, a total of 2,795 students were given graduation degree
certificates, 228 others post-graduation degree certificates, 48 got Master
of Philosophy (MPhil), eight conferred on Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and 38
graduates got ‘University Gold Medal’.

Noted scientist and educationist Prof Dr Mohammad Ali Asgar was the
convocation speaker.

University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Professor Abdul Mannan, KUET
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhamamd Alamgir, Dean Prof Dr Kazi Hamidul Bari,
Prof Dr Abdur Rafiq, Prof Dr Mihir Ranjan Haldar and Registrar GM Shahidul
Islam, among others, spoke on the occasion.