DHAKA, Dec 27, 2017 (BSS) - Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today called upon all universities to create new knowledge to solve the nation's basic and particular problems.
"Universities have to practice knowledge, conduct researches, search for new knowledge and create new knowledge as the knowledge created by our universities can solve the basic and particular problems of the nation," he said.
The minister made the call in his presidential speech at the 2nd convocation of Bangladesh University (BU) at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the city's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area.
On behalf of the President and BU Chancellor Abdul Hamid, the education minister chaired the convocation while Professor Dr Alamgir Mohammad Sirajuddin addressed it as the convocation speaker.
Mentioning that some private universities failed to fulfill their conditions in running academic activities, the minister reiterated his warning of taking legal actions against the universities failing to fulfill conditions in running academic activities.
"There is no way other than taking legal actions against those private universities which have failed to fulfill their conditions to ensure a congenial atmosphere and shift to their own permanent campuses. It has been difficult to bring them on the right track despite putting continuous pressure," he said.
Nahid urged the private universities to come forward with a mind of serving the people and contribute in the education sector rather than making business and profits.
The education minister asked the graduates to disseminate their acquired knowledge among the society's less educated people with patriotism, honesty and sincerity.
"Your wisdom and talent should create encouragement to general people and introduce positive changes to workplaces and society," he said.
Former State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak, MP, BU Trustee Board Chairman Kazi Jamil Ajher and BU Vice-Chancellor Dr Anwarul Haque Sharif were present at the function, among others.