DHAKA, President M Abdul Hamid today asked university
authorities to take necessary steps to ensure a congenial atmosphere for
academic, extracurricular and research activity in the universities of the
The President came up with the directive when the ViceChancellor (VC) of
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) Professor Farid Uddin
Ahmed and acting VC of Chattogram University (CU) Prof Dr Shirin Akhter,
separately, called on him at Bangabhaban here this evening.
Later, President's press secretary Joynal Abedin briefed newspersons about
Noting the present era is one of Information and Communication Technology
(ICT), the President asked the university authorities not to keep the
students confined to academic activities only and stressed on research to
keep pace, globally.
The head of the state suggested the authorities concerned to take specific
programme on research on priority basis at all public and private
universities so that they could compete with any institution,
The SUST VC apprised the President of overall activity of the university
and also handed over an annual report of 201415 fiscal to him during the
Prof Farid Uddin invited the President, also chancellor of the university,
to preside over the upcoming SUST convocation.
Abdul Hamid gave a patient hearing to him and assured him of providing all
During the meeting with the acting VC of CU Dr Shirin Akhter the President
emphasised on the role of extracurricular activity at the university.
Secretaries concerned to the president were present.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)