Yunus for more stress on IT for prosperity

 

Staff Correspondent
Noble laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday said Bangladesh needs more motivation in information technology for achieving swift prosperity.

He was speaking as the chief guest at the BUET Alumnae Association reunion programme at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury, president of the association, chaired the inaugural session of the programme.

Prof Yunus urged the existing and former students to come up with new inventions to enhance the country and mankind.BUET has lifted the esteem of Bangladesh while the country's reputation has been slandered across the world, he added.

...why only take benefit of technologies from other countries when we need to come up with something ourselves, he said.

Grameen Bank has been providing education loans and offering scholarships to bright students to facilitate families maintained by women, Yunus said.

He also said around 35,000 students are now studying in different universities provided with loans by Grameen Bank.

"We are able to involve more former students in our activity," said Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury adding that the existing number of alumnae members nears 1,000.

Acting Vice-chancellor of BUET Prof Abdur Rouf said such programmes would increase interactions between former and existing students, which will help the existing students to change their view on delaying exams.

The performance of alumnae has tinted the reputation of BUET in Bangladesh and abroad, he said.

Executive Director of Alumnae association Sadekul Islam and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Grameen Phone also spoke among others in the inaugural session.

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