President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged teachers of the haor areas to give special attention to enhancing the quality of education.”Many guardians come to me and request me to arrange job for their children who have passed BSc, B.com or BA. But I can’t give job to them as they fare poor in recruitment tests. If job applicants don’t fair well in the written examination, he/she won’t get job,” he said.He continued: “That’s why you (teachers) have to give attention so that the quality of education in this area is enhanced.
All have to work so that candidates can get job by dint of their merit, not through lobbying.”The President was addressing a programme marking the silver jubilee of Muktijoddha Abdul Haque College on its premises.Addressing the students, he said “It’s not enough to pass the examinations. You’ve to acquire knowledge. There’s no alternative to it. You’ve to work hard in this regard.”Abdul Hamid hoped that the students will move the haor areas forward by acquiring quality education.As speakers demanded resolving various problems of the haor areas, he said there is no end of problems in the haor areas.He suggested that MPs in the haor areas raise the problems in Parliament, saying: “I’m the head of state not the head of government.”Education Secretary Sohrab Hossain, Secretary of the President Office Shampad Barua, Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Mohiuddin Khan, Dhaka Education Board Chairman Prof Mahabubur Rahman and Principal of the college Abdul Haque, among others, spoke at the programme with local MP and president of the governing body of the college Rezwan Ahmed Towfiq in the chair.