Musaddiqul Islam Tanvir, BAU Correspondent
‘At present, the students are getting higher education in public money. To practice this education for the welfare of the country is the main target of the government. This year, more than 50 percent of the female students are enrolled in the first year of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU). This proves that the government is sincere and successful in advancing women’s education.’
This was said by the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury as chief guest at the Orientation Ceremony of the 1st year students. The ceremony was held at Shilpacharja Zainul Abedin Auditorium of BAU on Sunday.
He also said, ‘The contribution of BAU is to fulfill the basic needs of the people. Much research has been done on agriculture, agricultural economics and agricultural technology. Now, it is needed to contribute to reduce poverty as well. For knowledge acquisition and research, we need to think about how farming can be made available through information technology in open environment.
Students’ Affairs Adviser Prof Dr. Md. Solaiman Ali chaired the ceremony while Vice-Chancellor of BAU Prof Dr. Lutful Hassan was the chief patron of the orientation ceremony. Pro Vice-Chancellor of the university Md Jasimuddin Khan and political analyst and media personality Subhash Singh Roy were also present as special guest.
Dean Council Convener Professor Dr. Nurul Islam, Proctor, deans of the faculties, teachers, student leaders of different associations and guardians were also present along with the fresher.
It is to be noted that on 30 November, admission test was held in an integrated system in seven agricultural universities, including BAU. This year, 1108 students got admitted under six faculties.