I am delighted to know that Daffodil International University is going to hold its 10th convocation on 9 February 2023, at Daffodil Smart City, Birulia, Savar, Dhaka. On this auspicious occasion, I would like to congratulate the new graduates, their parents/guardians, and the teachers who have supported them all through to reach this milestone of their academic life. I would also congratulate the Daffodil Management for their untiring efforts and appropriate care for equipping their graduates with appropriate knowledge, skills and aptitude to transform themselves into a useful workforce competent for the 21st century job market.
I feel very proud that the education systems of Bangladesh have been reaching newer heights of quality and standards year on year for the last decade and a half under the visionary leadership of the Honourable Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina, MP. The passage of Private University Act-2010 during the Awami League administration has opened doors of new and promising opportunities for higher education in the country. The consecutive governments under the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have granted permission for many new private universities to function and meet the growing demands of higher education in the country. I am pleased to see that Daffodil International University has been working tirelessly to meet the UGC set criteria to ensure modern knowledge-based and technology oriented standard and quality education as an example of good service to the nation.
I hope all the private universities will continue their academic programmes as per the rules and regulations of the Private University Act-2010 and policies set by the UGC. I also hope that the private universities will cater for appropriate provisions of time-sensitive subjects in different disciplines, implement Outcome-Based Education, innovative curriculum, and faculty empowerment opportunities. The nation and the world at large need skilled human resources competent enough to meet the demands of the 21st century job-market. The private universities of Bangladesh have a duty to address this issue of raising our human resources equipped with knowledge and skills that are useful today. The current government policies of quality higher education embedded with the innovations of modern science and technology must be adhered to by all private universities of Bangladesh. Daffodil International University can play a leading role in meeting the educational priorities of the government.
I am sure the graduating students today are ready academically, emotionally and physically to go and utilise the opportunities in the job-market, areas of entrepreneurship ventures and research. I urge them to make a mark in each individual life to help realise the dream of "Sonar Bangla" dreamt by the best of all Bangalees of all times, the Father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
I wish the 10th convocation of Daffodil International University a grand success.
Joy Bangla, Joy Bangabandhu,
May Bangladesh live forever