Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said the government stands ready to heartily embrace any regional collaboration, cooperation and partnership in fostering higher education.
"Now, it's our utmost duty to realize Bangabandhu's dream through transforming the next generation as talented global citizens by investing in higher education," he said.
The Foreign Minister was addressing a symposium on the "Significance of Regional Cooperation to Ensure the Quality Assurance in Higher Education 2021" held virtually.
Chairman, Bangladesh Accreditation Council Prof Dr Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Dr Md Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University, acting Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University, Prof Dr SM Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder and Convener of ISSRC 2021 and Director, IQAC of Daffodil International University Prof Dr AKM Fazlul Haque also joined it.
Dr Momen said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wished to build the country's higher education institutions as a place of free thinking and expression.
In his address at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on 20 March 1973, Bangabandhu emphasized building an education system to facilitate the creation of the ‘Sonar Bangla’ – The Golden Bengal - by producing ideal citizens.
"Bangabandhu’s educational thoughts and philosophy seem to be more relevant than before as we intend to become a developed country by 2041," said Dr Momen who has been a faculty member for years.
He said Asia is experiencing a growing need for skilled managers and professionals in a variety of fields.