'Indiscipline is never acceptable. All must follow rules. If anyone wants to get education from any public institution he or she has to abide by the rules and regulations of that educational institution and act accordingly. That’s what we and the nation want from the students'
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that any anarchic activity by public university students will not be accepted as they are getting education at the institutions with public money.
"Indiscipline is never acceptable. All must follow rules. If anyone wants to get education from any public institution he or she has to abide by the rules and regulations of that educational institution and act accordingly. That’s what we and the nation want from the students," she said.
The prime minister sounded the warning while addressing the inaugural ceremony of “7 March Bhaban,” a newly constructed residential building inside Ruqayyah Hall for female students, in Dhaka University (DU), reports UNB.
She said a student in Bangladesh availed of the higher education probably at the cheapest cost in the world. "And all the education expenses are borne by the government... 100% of the expenses is provided by the government. I don't know whether this exists in any other countries of the world. So, the students must honour this system.”
She reiterated her opinion that the education expenses were investment that would be useful for further development of the country.
Hasina said she wanted the students to give highest attention to their education, the positive results of which could be dispersed to the population of the country.
She said the government has taken an initiative and formed Prime Minister's Education Assistance Trust Fund, to diversify the education from primary to tertiary levels.
Stressing on creating skilled and effective manpower for the trade, commerce and other sectors, she said: "Keeping that in mind, the government has taken steps to establish universities in all major districts."
The prime minister also mentioned that the government had formed Bangabandhu Science and Technology Fellowship Trust to put more emphasis on research works.
Talking about DU, she said that all the movements that played major role in the country’s history and gave something to the people had started from this university.
"Dhaka University is the birthplace of all movements that helped shape the Bangali nation," she added.
Chaired by DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman, the inaugural function was also addressed by Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan, DU Pro-VC (Academic) Prof Nasreen Ahmad, DU Pro-VC (Administration) Prof Muhammad Samad and Ruqayyah Hall Provost Prof Jinat Huda, among others.
Earlier, the prime minister opened the 11-storey “7 March Bhaban” by unveiling its plaque.
The building has been constructed with all modern facilities at a cost of Tk88 crore and will accommodate 1,000 students.
It also has a five-storey administrative block, service block and a museum.
The March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, rare photographs of the armed struggle of the Bangalis and information regarding the participation and contributions of women to the 1971 Liberation War are in display in the museum.
Sheikh Hasina also visited the museum and signed the visitors’ book after opening the new building.