The University Grants Commission (UGC) signed Annual Performance Agreement (APA) with 46 public universities of the country for the fiscal year 2019-2020 under Performance Management Framework Policy of the government.
The goals of the agreement are to establish good governance and excellence at the higher educational institutions, according to a release of the UGC.Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah, Chairman of UGC attended the signing ceremony as the chief guest with Professor Dr M Shah Nowaz Ali, member of the UGC in the chair.
UGC Members-Professor Dr Md Akhtar Hossain, Professor Dr Dil Afroza Begum, Professor Dr Md Sazzad Hossain and Professor Dr Muhammed Alamgir were present on the occasion.
Dr Md Khaled, secretary of UGC, and registrars of the universities concerned signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.
Addressing the programme, Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah said the main responsibility of the UGC is to ensure quality higher education in the country.
The UGC chairman sought cooperation from teachers and other relevant stakeholders to ensure quality of tertiary level education. He also said UGC will pay special attention on university rankings issue.
He emphasized on ensuring good governance, transparency and accountability at the university level to curb corruption and other malpractices. He suggested producing skilled workforce to meet up the future challenges.Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-Chancellor, Dhaka University, Professor Dr. Farzana Islam, Vice-Chancellor, Jahangirnagar University and Professor Dr. Kanak Kanti Barua, Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, spoke on the occasion.
Vice-Chancellors, registrars, focal points of APA, high officials from Ministry of Education and UGC were present on the occasion.