‘Skilled citizens to sustain recognition as developing country’

Dhaka, Feb 28:  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government is committed to sustaining the recognition as a developing country through expansion of education and building up skilled workforce and worthy citizens.” Bangladesh today is a developing country, we have to maintain the recognition that we have got, for that we need expansion of education, skilled workforce and worthy citizens,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating a programme of distributing stipends, tuition fees, admission assistance and treatment grants among poor and meritorious students from the PM’s Education Assistance Trust at the Ministry of Education.
She joined the programme virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban.
Sheikh Hasina said that the government is firmly committed to build up skilled and worthy citizens.
“To make poverty-free Bangladesh education is needed most, like Father of the Nation we do not think that expenditure in the education sector is an expense at all, we do consider it as an investment, investment for the future generation,” she said.
The Prime Minister said that the government is setting up various types of universities across the country considering the demand for the modern world.
In this connection, she mentioned that the government has established Maritime University and Aviation University.