DHAKA -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 6th convocation of Daffodil International University(DIU) at Dattapara under Savar upazila.
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 Yusuf Mahbubul Islam and Chairman of DIU Trustee Md Sabur Khan, among others, addressed the convocation.
Nahid said a remarkable progress has been made in the education sector in the past eight years as the government is working sincerely to expand and improve quality of education in the country.
Referring to advancement of female education, he said a significant change has been brought in expansion of female education in the country as the government has made various facilities including financial assistances to boost female education. Now both male and female students are equally advancing in the education sector, he also added.
The government has taken massive programmes to enhance quality of education as it is the prime challenge in the education sector, the minister added.
He called upon the authorities of both public and private universities to enhance research works alongside updating teaching methods and curriculum to generate new knowledge as well as ensure quality education.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)