Faridpur to introduce Public University
Published: 20:41 27 March 2019
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Establishment of a university in the British regime subdivision, Faridpur; is a public demand for long past. Through the materialization of the commitment of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for a public University in the district, the long dream of the ancient district dwellers is coming to true soon.
It is learnt that, demanding a university, the first movement took place in the Rajendra College around 1996. But it was for the college that, it should be developed in a university. Later in 2004, the student movement converted to the public demand while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced her firm pledge to establish a university in the district at her last political tour in Faridpur before the last parliamentary election.
Regarding this issue, a renowned educationalist also an ex-lecturer of the Rajendra College, freedom fighter Professor Rana Choudhury told the Daily Bangladesh, “I for the establishment of a new university. As the public university will be found, the opportunity for the higher education will be more spread in the country; as well as will be available for the common people.
Meanwhile, Sayed Mosharraf Ali, the present principal of the Rajendra College thinks that, turning the college in to a university will not be beneficial. He said, “Currently about 32,000 students are getting the opportunity of education in Rajendra College. If this is turned into a university, this large number of students will not get the chance to study here this way.” He also warned that, the local people will move against such decision. He also speaks for a new university in this area.
On the issue, Government Rajendra College Students Union (RCSU) VP Noor Hossein told the DailyBangladesh, “Engineer Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, MP and several times minister elected from Faridpur, announced the commitment to establish a public university in Faridpur in his election manifesto. This process is in a notable level now.” He is also for a new university in the area as this will be better for the student instead of turning the college into a university.
Regarding this issue, many presents and former students and teachers spoke for a new university in Faridpur quoting the various limitation of the Rajendra College. They also demand the quick solve of those exiting limitations as well as the establishment of a new university.
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