President Abdul Hamid has underscored the importance of focusing on extracurricular activities in education system apart from classroom learning to unleash the dormant talents and creativity of students.
"Innovation and creativity are needed to ensure the proper education system to cope up with present competitive and fast-changing global scenario," he said.
The President said this yesterday while addressing at the inauguration ceremony of new academic and administrative buildings of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) at Mirpur Cantonment in the city.
President Hamid urged the teachers to make effective contributions as engineers of building knowledge-based society and ideal citizens.
"Today's students are the future leaders of the nation as well as main driving force of the country's socioeconomic development. The education, learnt by today's student community, will be reflected on the national leadership in the days to come. So, they (students) must acquire good education. The role of teachers in this regard is also important," he said.
Observing that the quality of education depends on environment and infrastructural facilities of a university, the President, also the Chancellor of the university, hoped that the BUP would be able to ensure a standard atmosphere for education apart from infrastructure through administrative competency, organizational firmness and educational excellence.
"I believe discipline and punctuality are indispensable part for acquiring education and knowledge. I’m hopeful that leadership and supervision of the senior officers of armed forces will help the students of the university acquire these qualities," the President added.
Abdul Hamid also hoped that the students and researchers of the university will be able to contribute to socio-economic development of the country through their innovations and successes.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Vice Chancellor of the university Major General Sheikh Mamun Khaled also spoke at the function. The chiefs of the three forces were present.