Kazi Nabil Ahmed, lawmaker from Jessore 3 constituency, has said the government is carrying out several development works, mainly on education and health care, aiming to reach the millennium development goals (MDGs).
“The government is restlessly working in order to advance the female education. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's role in this regard is most notable,” he said while inaugurating the four-storey academic building of Jessore Upashahar Mohila Degree College on Wednesday.
Jessore Sadar upazila is undergoing extensive development activities as part of the premier's nationwide development spree, said the Awami League MP, also the president of the college governing body.
“In continuation of the ongoing development works, the eye-catching four-storey academic building of the college has been inaugurated,” he observed.
The college authorities said construction of the two-storey building of the academic building started at an estimated cost of Tk1.09 crore in November, 2015.
The construction of the third and fourth floors of the building began in July last year, spending a total of Tk1.3 crore.
Other than classrooms, the 3,800 sqft building, constructed by education engineering directorate, houses a computer lab, a hall room, a conference room and a canteen.
Sources in the college said the college imparts education to higher secondary and honours level students.
Moreover, the classes of the Open University and vocational education are also conducted in the college.
Moazzem Hossain, associate professor of English at the college, said the students used to suffer a lot due to lack of classrooms, but the new academic building will greatly help resolve the problem.
The college principal Professor Harunur Rashid and his deputy Dr Shahnaz Parvin, among others, were present during the inauguration.