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No alternative to education for alleviating poverty: Nahid

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2017-11-18 4:29:45 AM
No alternative to education for alleviating poverty: Nahid

DHAKA: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said that there is no alternative to education in the alleviation of poverty.
He said this while addressing the ‘University of South Asia Convention-2017’ at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) on Saturday (November 18).

Nahid said, “Bangladesh is a developing country now. We want to be a developed country by 2041. However, poverty is the main obstacle to our progress. Education has no substitute in this regard.”

“We can’t be a developed nation to run our economy until we are equipped with knowledge and technological skills,” he said.

About private university law, the minister said that legal actions will be taken against those private universities which still have not fulfilled necessary conditions.

President of the Board of Trustees of the University of South Asia Prof. Dr. MA Muhith and Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. MA Wadud Mandal spoke at the convocation, among others.

BDST: 1525 HRS, NOV 18, 2017

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