UGC urges Education Ministry to appointment VC, Pro-VC and Treasurer posts urgently
University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh has urged the Ministry of Education (MoE) to take immediate steps for appointing Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Treasurer against the vacant key posts of country’s universities.
In this regard, the statutory apex body issued a letter to Senior Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division, MoE on 22 October 2019. Vice-Chancellors, Pro Vice-Chancellors and Treasurers play vital roles in carrying out their academic and administrative activities in universities.
In the letter, UGC mentioned that posts of Vice-Chancellors, Pro Vice-Chancellors and Treasurers have been lying vacant in a number of universities of the country. Consequently, academic and administrative activities of these universities are being seriously hampered. Students of these universities are also facing academic and other problems.
The government is committed to producing skilled and accomplished manpower by establishing at least one university in every district of the country in public-private initiatives for making the higher education time-befitting and accessible. The government has already established one university in most of the districts of the country and the process is ongoing to establish university in other districts where there is no university.