Education Minister Dipu Moni on Thursday urged the Dhaka University authorities to improve the education standard to international level.
"In global perspective, we are yet to reach the international level in education and research. So, the Dhaka University has to take responsibility in this regard," she said at a virtual event on "Celebrating the 100 Years of the University of Dhaka: Reflections from the Alumni - International and National".
DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Akhtaruzzaman presided over the function while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took part as the chief guest.
"The institution has a lot of history from 1921-2021. DU played a significant role in the country's history, education, democracy, and culture. Actually, the institution had a part in all important achievements of Bangladesh," the education minister said.
Dipu Moni hoped that DU would play a role to face the Forth Industrial Revolution.
"We've succeeded economically and now, we want to improve our higher education. Universities need modern libraries and education elements too," she said.
Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman of Centre for Policy Dialogue and Convener of International Conference Organizing Committee Professor Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, among others joined the webinar.