Shahidullah new UGC chairman

Staff Correspondent

23 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Shahidullah new UGC chairman

Former National University (NU) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah has been appointed as the new chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh for four-year term.

On Wednesday, the Secondary and Higher Education Division of the Ministry of Education issued an order signed by deputy secretary Zinnat Rehana in this regard.

Prof Shahidullah, also a supernumerary professor of Dhaka University History department, will be the 13th chairman of the UGC, the statutory apex body for higher education.

Earlier, President Abdul Hamid, chancellor of all universities in the country, signed the order of the appointment, said sources at the Ministry of Education.

Prof Shahidullah will replace Prof Abdul Mannan whose tenure ended on May 7.