Education key to developing morals: Nahid

Education key to developing morals: Nahid

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Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Wednesday said education has the power to instill the ethos into a nation through the reinforcement of the national goals and destination. “Education can uplift the morals of the students and turn them into not only successful people, but also responsible and conscientious human beings,” he said while addressing the 27th convocation of the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) in Gazipur. Nahid said some great changes and reforms have taken place in the country’s education system in last few years. “Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the government in consultation with all sections of people reflecting national opinion and aspiration of the nation framed National Education Policy 2010 and passed it by the parliament and implementing new education policy achieved great success in the field of education.” He said more than 99 percent of children are now enrolled in primary schools. Equality of boys and girls are achieved both at primary and secondary levels while quality of education is improving at all levels. “We’re giving priority to quality education and quality teachers. Technical and vocational education is in priority and the number of students has increased about six times. We’re trying to develop research facilities to enhance the standard of higher education,” he said. Recalling the contribution of IUT, the Education Minister said the IUT is continuously working to fulfill its mission by producing quality graduates where majority of them are now working in the member states of the OIC and attached in the enhancement of socioeconomic development of the Muslim Ummah. He said the IUT has taken an initiative to enroll female students and requested the member states of OIC to provide adequate fund so that female hostels and other necessary facilities can be developed within a shortest period of time. Nahid congratulated all graduates for achieving glory in their academic life and called upon them to devote themselves in developing the nation. Chaired by IUT vice-chancellor Prof Dr Imtiaz Hossain, the convocation was addressed, among others, by Education Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Dhaka Dr Abdullah Bin Naser Al Busairi and OIC representative Mohd Ahmed Zghoul. – UNB

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