Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid on Thursday called on guardians of students to come out from the unhealthy competition over their children's public examination results, as such behaviour does not bring any good to the country, nation and society.
The president made the call while addressing the third convocation of the University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS) at the International Convention Centre, Bashundhara on Thursday.
Computer scientist and columnist Prof Mohammad Kaykobad of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) was present as the convocation speaker.
Terming the alleged involvement of some guardians in the recent SSC question paper leaks as “very shameful,” he said they should consider moral degradation and not just worry about their children’s exam results.
The president, also the chancellor of universities in Bangladesh, praised the UITS initiative for introduction of the special courses on moral education and the emergence of Bangladesh in its curriculum, and hoped the university would continue its efforts to improve its quality of education.
President Hamid further asked the authorities of all private universities to abide by the Private University Act 2010 at any cost.
He also urged graduating students not to compromise justice and truth.
University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan, UITS Vice-Chancellor Prof Mohammed Solaiman, UITS Trustee Board Chairman Alhaj Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman and secretaries to the president were present at the convocation, among others.