President Abdul Hamid yesterday asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to play its due role in ensuring proper academic environment and quality education in the universities.
“Take necessary steps to make education more time-befitting at all public and private universities,” the president said when a UGC delegation, led by its Chairman Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah, submitted the “Annual Report-2018” to him at Bangabhaban in the afternoon.
President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin briefed journalists after the meeting.
President Hamid, during the meeting, stressed the need for setting world-standard academic curriculum to prepare the graduates.
The head of the state urged the UGC authorities to consider adoption of an identical teachers’ appointment policy as over 150 public and private universities are running their academic activities.
President Hamid was apprised by the UGC chairman of different activities of the universities, including various infrastructural development.
The UGC chairman informed the president about holding admission tests at seven agricultural universities as per the cluster system, which helped reduce admission seekers’ and their guardians’ sufferings.
He told the president that they have taken a strategic plan to introduce a uniform appointment policy for pro-vice chancellors and treasurers of the universities.
The UGC will set up a quality and time-befitting research centre, Prof Shahidullah added, seeking the president’s all-out cooperation in this regard. The president assured them of his support.
Secretaries concerned to the president were also present at the meeting.