Vol. 5 Num 760 Mon. July 17, 2006  

Remain alert to conspiracy against edn system: Khaleda

Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday said country's education system had faced conspiracy several times that caused deterioration of the standard of education and blocked the nation's progress.

"So, we should remain alert. Students, teachers, guardians and civil society should keep vigil so that no conspiracy against education can succeed," she said while inaugurating Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College.

The prime minister called upon the teachers' community to instill sense of discipline in the future citizens of the country alongside imparting standard education to the learners.

"Complete discipline should be maintained in all spheres to keep our progress unhindered in the future," she told the function.

She said the girls' cadet college has been established as part of the government's initiative to expand women's education. She hoped that it would turn into a national educational institution in real sense.

Khaleda noted that the standard of education is good in cadet colleges and these institutions set a tradition of continuous success in grooming students as disciplined citizens.

She mentioned that shortly after country's independence, the environment of education was ruined and even there was a move to close down the cadet colleges.

"But the students and patriotic citizens saved these institutions through movement," she said.

The prime minister formally inaugurated the newly built Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College by unveiling a plaque. The college, set up on 57 acres of land at a cost of Tk 30.3 crore, can accommodate 450 students.

Academic activities of the college have already started from the current session with 100 students admitted to class VII and VIII.

Defence Secretary Abu Mohammad Moniruzzaman Khan and Cadet College Principal M Abu Syed Biswas also spoke on the occasion.

Chief of air and naval staffs, local elite, cadets, local MPs and political leaders were present at the function.