Message from Chairman(UGC)

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Professor Kazi Shahidullah
Chairman
University Grants Commission of Bangladesh

 

I am delighted to know that Daffodil International University is organizing their 9th Convocation on 09January 2022. On this auspicious occasion, I would like to extend my heartfest congratulations to all thegraduating students and their parents, faculty, university staff, members of the Board of Trustees and allconcerned.

The goal of our government is to transform Bangladesh into a knowledge-based society and a developedcountry by 2041. Education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development.Already Bangladesh has become a role model for other countries by ensuring primary and secondaryeducation rights for every child of Bangladesh. We have also extended the scope of higher education bysetting up public universities in almost all the districts. The number of public, private and specializeduniversities has significantly increased in the last two decades and a half. UGC, from its inception in 1972, isfacilitating the universities to upgrade their quality of education through creating the scope of cutting-edgeinnovative research, collaboration, and funding. Private University Act -2010 and Bangladesh AccreditationCouncil Act -2017 have been passed to ensure the standards of higher education.

Despite the backlash of the Covid -19 pandemic, Bangladesh is considered as one of the fastest growingeconomies in the world. I am confident that the invaluable experience of taking education further nationallyamidst the pandemic will be helpful for implementing our program of “Digital Bangladesh” sooner ratherthan later. The highest ever per capita income of our country has reached 2227 US dollars. Our success inachieving MDGs and some of SDG targets are now recognized throughout the world. Now it is your turn to
continue the process by completely eradicating hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and intolerance from our societywith technological innovation, farsighted planning with the deepest compassion for your countrymen.

You are the future leaders who will soon build the ‘Shonar Bangla’ as dreamt by our Father of the Nation,Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

With these hopes, I wish the Convocation a grand success.