Newly-appointed education minister Dipu Moni said that strict measures would be taken against educational institutions if they charged students extra fees.
She gave the warning while exchanging post-election greetings in Chandpur Sadar upazila on Friday afternoon.
She said that charging excessive fees for examination was an offense.
‘Steps will be taken against educational institutions if we get evidence that extra fees were charged,’ she said.
‘We are ready to face the challenges and do everything to ensure quality education,’ she added.
Additional deputy commissioner Shawkat Osman, Sadar upazila executive officer Kaniz Fatema, additional superintendent of police Jahid Parvez Chowdhury, district unit president of Awami League Nasir Uddin Ahmed, general secretary Abu Naeem Patwari Dulal, vice-president JR Wadud Tipu, among others, were present.
On the occasion of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Homecoming Day observed on Thursday, Moni said that the nation’s founder president was harmed more by enemies inside the country than those in Pakistan.
She said that the Bengalis could not relish their independence until Mujib had returned home.
‘His return was a fortunate event for us but local and foreign enemies killed him along with his family soon after,’ she said.
‘They feared that Bangladesh would move forward and rise as nation under Sheikh Mujib’s strong leadership,’ the minister added.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, survived as she was abroad at the time when the nation’s independence hero was killed with most of his family members, Moni said.
‘She is taking the country forward at an unstoppable speed and Bangladesh is turning into the Golden Bengal that had been dreamt of by Sheikh Mujib,’ she added.
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