PM asks UGC to apply rules strictly in universities
Published : Friday, 18 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 412
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday instructed the University Grants Commission (UGC) authorities to strictly follow rules in overseeing the public and private universities in the country.
Her instruction came as a delegation of the UGC led by its Chairman Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah called on her at her office in the city.
PM's Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were present at the meeting. After the meeting, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed journalists.
The Prime Minister laid stress on increasing monitoring on private colleges affiliated with the universities.
She said the UGC will be empowered by framing a law, while its capacity will be enhanced further.
The UGC Chairman said they are strictly following the law in monitoring the public and private universities. "We won't allow any irregularities in running the universities," he said.
The UGC delegation members apprised the Prime Minister of the activities of the Commission.
The UGC Chairman said they have outlined a policy for conducting research at the universities. "We want a training academy like the Pubilc Administration Training Centre (PATC) for the teachers," he said.
Prof Shahidullah said there are now 155 public and private universities in the country.
He said the UGC has identified 30 private universities for various irregularities in running the institutions.
The UGC chairman stressed the need for raising manpower of the Commission to deal with a large number of institutions, saying that they are working with the existing manpower.