Dhaka, Oct 16 (UNB) - Bangladesh’s first bicycle sharing app, JoBike, formally launched on the Dhaka University (DU) campus on Wednesday with 100 bicycles.
Deputy Minister of Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel formally inaugurated the bike-share service as chief guest at the DU Teacher Student Centre (TSC).
Addressing the occasion, Nowfel said student leaders should dedicate themselves to ensuring the welfare of students first, and then the general public. “Students leaders should work to ensure the best use of allocated budget for the higher education,” he said.
Leadership is a responsibility that does not allow those entrusted with it to lead lives of luxury, he added, in a not-so-veiled reference to recent disclosures regarding the lifestyles and activities of some individuals (including some in attendance at the program) who had risen to positions of leadership among the students.
“Though our aim is different to others, we were asked in other countries why our universities failed to enlist themselves in world rankings,” the first-time cabinet member relayed. “We allocate a huge amount of budget in higher education with an aim to provide equal opportunities for education to all classes of people.”
Dhaka University Central Stduents Union (DUCSU) organised the inauguration programme.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Akhtaruzzaman, DUCSU VP Nurul Haque Nur, General Secretary Golam Rabbani, and Student Transport Secretary Shams E Noman were present for the auspicious occasion.