President calls for use of IT in education

04 Apr 2018, 19:10

NTV Online
President Abdul Hamid speaking at the 3rd convocation ceremony of Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET). Photo: PID

President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday emphasized on the use of information technology at every stage of education to face the challenge of globalisation.

Addressing the 3rd convocation ceremony of Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), President said ‘We have to face the future challenges by developing our knowledge and skill to international standard.’

He hoped that the young engineers would play vital role in establishing a ‘Digital Bangladesh’ through real life applications of their creative ideas and technological knowledge, reports the UNB. 

President asked authorities concerned to ensure time-befitting world standard education reviewing the ‘academic curriculum’ of global esteemed universities.

If the universities fail to ensure quality education on the respective campuses, the President said, it would not succeed to cope with competitive world as per the demand of time.

Addressing the KUET students, President said ‘You’re going to start your professional career after crossing a milestone in life. The country expects a lot from you. With your service, honesty and patriotism you’ll take your motherland to a new height.’

On the impact of mobile phone and social media, Abdul Hamid said the excessive use of Facebook, games, and mails creating isolation in the society, weakening the family bonding while children are getting self-centred.  

‘We must remember technology or mobile phones are not to be blamed for this, rather the responsibility goes to its users’, he said.


‘Free thinking and cultural activities are needed to be exercised in a greater extent at universities as the educational institutions not only aim to provide certificate but also contributes in developing merit, intellectual practice among students’, he added.

The actual aim of universities is to open up the door for fresh knowledge, invention, research, develop creative activities of the students, he added.

Terming the engineering education a very important one to build the nation, the President said the engineering and technology-based education can turn mass people into manpower.

‘Engineers in their thoughts and spirits should be farsighted.  They have to develop their knowledge and efficiency as international standard for facing the challenges of new technologies,’ suggested Abdul Hamid. 

Congratulating the new graduates on the occasion of the convocation, Abdul Hamid advised the graduates to devote themselves to the task of nation-building along with their professional activities.

The President also advised the graduates not to bow down their head to injustice and untruth as well as not to destroy their respects and morality for their personal interest.

On the occasion, a total of 2795 students were given graduation degree certificate, 228 others post-graduation degree certificates, 48 got Master of Philosophy (MPhil), eight conferred on Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and 38 graduates got ‘University Gold Medal’.

Noted scientist and educationist Prof Dr Mohammad Ali Asgar was the convocation speaker. University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Professor Abdul Mannan, KUET Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhamamd Alamgir, Dean Prof Dr Kazi Hamidul Bari, Prof Dr Abdur Rafiq, Prof Dr Mihir Ranjan Haldar and Registrar GM Shahidul Islam, among others, also spoke on the occasion.