UGC urges public varsities to strengthen security

Staff Correspondent

16 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh urged the authorities of public universities to strengthen security measures at educational institutions in the country.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the UGC said the commission is observing with anxiety that students are being victimised in different ways at some public universities of the country, even if, untoward incidents like killing are also taking place.

Such incidents are pushing the students’ lives to uncertainty and making the country unstable side by side with destroying the overall environment of the university campus, it said. Under this situation, the apex body at higher education urged the universities  administration to take immediate necessary effective steps for resolving the prevailing crisis.

Besides, the UGC has requested the public universities to strengthen their security measures for teachers-students and officers-employees concerned with education through all-times monitoring from every classroom to hall and campus.

It also called upon the universities administration to make the concerned provost, assistant provost, house tutors alert for maintaining security of the students at each hall and university. Proctorial body and DSW will ensure security through continuous monitoring. In this regard, university’s highest administration will extend cooperation, if needed the UGC also suggested.

On January 8, the UGC had also issued a letter, containing a number of directives to the public universities administration for ensuring security measures for the students, education-friendly environment at campus premises and its dormitories, undertaking and implementing anti ragging and drug program and stopping all kinds of harassment by the senior students on junior ones