Country to strive for world class knowledge: Nahid

CHITTAGONG : Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said that the country should not depend on foreign education and technology for ever rather it should work for innovating world class knowledge, education and technology, reports BSS.
“We should reduce dependence on importing foreign education and should be ready to export the same to other countries”, he added.
The minister said this while addressing as the chief guest at an orientation programme of the students of 2016-17 academic session at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) this afternoon.
Nahid said the universities of the country should not be run on conventional education system and the authorities must bring about changes to their mindset in order to ensure global standard education.
“The universities should be made into a place of new knowledge, research and innovation rather than just a centre for attaining certificates of higher education”, he commented.
He said the basic objective of the present government is to build up the new generation as the architect of modern Bangladesh so that they can represent the country before the world.
Nahid also said the present government under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been able to make equal the ratio of male and female students at schools, colleges and universities.
“The present government is striving hard to spread the light of education among all