Strict measures would be taken against educational institutions if they charge students extra fees, newly-appointed Education Minister Dipu Moni said yesterday.
She issued the warning while exchanging post-polls greetings in Chandpur Sadar upazila in the afternoon.
The minister said charging excessive fees for examination was an offense. “Steps will be taken against educational institutions if we get evidence of realising extra fees,” she said. “We are ready to face challenges and do everything required to ensure quality education.”
Additional Deputy Commissioner Shawkat Osman, Sadar Upazila Executive Officer Kaniz Fatema, Additional Superintendent of Police Jahid Parvez Chowdhury, district Awami League President Nasir Uddin Ahmed, General Secretary Abu Naeem Patwari Dulal and Vice President JR Wadud Tipu were also present at the event.
Meanwhile, on the occasion of Bangabandhu's homecoming on Thursday, Dipu Moni said the nation's founding father was harmed more by enemies from inside the country than those in Pakistan.
She said Bangalees could not relish their independence until Bangabandhu returned home.
“His return was a fortunate event for us but local and foreign enemies killed him along with his family,” she said. “They feared that Bangladesh would move forward under his strong leadership.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, survived as she was abroad at the time when Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated, she said. “She [Hasina] is taking the country forward at an unstoppable speed and Bangladesh is turning into a 'golden Bangla' [as envisioned by Bangabandhu],” the minister added.