Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ensure world-class education

Nahid urges universities

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid hands over a certificate to a student of the University of Asia Pacific at the university's 6th convocation at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital yesterday. Photo: Courtesy

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid hands over a certificate to a student of the University of Asia Pacific at the university’s 6th convocation at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital yesterday. Photo: Courtesy

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday urged public and private universities to strive to improve the education quality, learning atmosphere and teaching methods in order to ensure world-class education in the country.
“The universities will have to continue their endeavour to teach new contents to the students so that they can face the challenges of today’s world,” he said while addressing the 6th convocation of the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) in Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital.
Delivering the convocation speech, former chief adviser to a caretaker government Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman urged the graduates to make big plans, take informed risks and learn from mistakes.
Degrees were conferred on 1,438 students in the convocation. Fourteen students were awarded Chancellor’s and Vice Chancellor’s gold medals for their outstanding academic achievements.