'Universities should focus more on research'

News Desk
24 November 2020, Tue
Published: 10:48 Updated: 10:49

'Universities should focus more on research'

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni today said that Universities in higher education should focus more on research works. Only then universities will be able to reach the desired meaning.

The education minister made the remarks while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS), Remote Proctoring and Plagiarism, maintaining social distancing at Bijoy Auditorium on Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) campus in Mirpur Cantonment here, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.

BUP has introduced this software to make the online BUP education program more up-to-date and to conduct online classes smoothly amid any kind of global adverse situation like Covid-19.

Dipu Moni said the quality of education will be measured not by the number of students but by the quality of education. 

Universities would be the birthplace of higher education, knowledge, and research, she added.

Noting that BUP has set a unique example by delivering education through digital means while coronavirus has ruined everything around the world and pushed education towards extreme uncertainty, the education minister said, in the midst of this global stagnation, BUP has been using technology from the very beginning to conduct online classes, examinations and all other administrative functions.

On the eve of the golden jubilee of independence, the example set by BUP in response to the call of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for building a digital Bangladesh is truly unique, she said.

According to the release, the newly inducted platform shall serve as an important milestone in furthering BUP’s journey to promote online academic activities.