Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Wednesday said the government would go tough against the private universities which have failed to fulfill their conditions to run the university under the rules of the Private University Act-2010.
"Some of the private universities are yet to fulfill their conditions as per the Act and they have to face legal action after the scheduled timeframe," he said.
The minister came up with the statements while speaking at the 6th convocation of Daffodil International University (DIU) at Dattapara of Ashulia under Savar upazila in Dhaka.
Speaking on the occasion Nahid said, "We do not discriminate between public and private university students. All students are equal and like our offspring to us.”
Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof. Abdul Mannan, DIU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Yusuf Mahbubul Islam and Chairman of DIU Trustee Md Sabur Khan, among others, addressed the convocation.
He called upon the authorities of both public and private universities to enhance research works alongside updating teaching methods and curriculum to generate new knowledge as well as ensure quality education.
Nahid said a remarkable progress has been made in the education sector in the past eight years as the government is working sincerely to expand and improve quality of education in the country.