President for ensuring congenial atmosphere on campuses

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

country.

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

the meetings.

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,

internationally.

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

meeting.

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

necessary cooperation.

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)