President Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged the authorities of the country’s universities to take the responsibility of turning the youths into well-educated and skilled human resource.
“Bangladesh is passing through a bright time of possibility. Therefore, the universities must take the responsibility of turning the youths into well-educated and skilled human resource. I hope that with the united efforts of all, we will be able to build Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu, Inshallah.” he said.
The President was speaking at the first convocation of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) here on Sunday.
Higher educational institutions, including universities, have to take initiatives so that students can be engaged in latest information-based education, research and creative activities both at home and abroad, he said.
President Abdul Hamid, also the Chancellor of the university, put emphasis on friendly student-teacher relationship as such relationship can play an effective role in creating a sound environment for education in the universities.
He hoped that the CVASU will continue to make all efforts to implement the great aim of education and contribute to the formation of a knowledge-based society – that is the expectation of all.
Mentioning that the importance of internship for hands-on education is very high, the President appreciated CVASU’s extensive initiatives for carrying out research and expansion programs.
“A modern research and pet animal hospital is being constructed in Dhaka city. There will be opportunities for internships for students. As a result, trained students will get employment opportunities in both home and abroad,” he added.
Citing the adverse effect of climate change on country’s agriculture President Hamid urged the researchers and scientists to invent new varieties and methods to combat the negative impact of climate change to ensure continuous progress in agriculture and livestock sector.
He said the university can play an important role in conducting research for exploring our marine resources as Bangladesh won 1,18,813 square kilometers of sea area through disposal of cases with two neighboring countries that created a huge potential for the development of marine resources in the Bay of Bengal.
Among others, convocation speaker Prof. AK Azad Chowdhury, Chairman of Bangladesh University Grants Commission Professor Abdul Mannan and Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof Dr. Gautam Buddha Das also spoke on the occasion. unb