UGC asks public universities to shut evening courses

Published: December 11, 2019 19:31:53 | Updated: December 12, 2019 10:53:12

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked the authorities of public universities to shut down evening courses as it is damaging the image of the universities.

The regulatory body gave the directives in its 13-point directive, issued on Wednesday, to the vice chancellors of public universities across the country, report BSS and bdnews24.com.

The administration of evening courses should be stopped as it is damaging the image of public universities, according to press release signed by Dr Shamsul Arefin, director of communication and information rights department of UGC. 

The UGC also called on vice chancellors to properly discharge their duties and to follow the existing university rules in recruiting and promoting teachers and other employees.

It directed the authorities of the universities to take approval from the UGC before opening new departments and positions.

The release said that the President’s office, the Prime Minister’s office, and education ministry have been informed about the directives.

The UGC also asked the university authorities to run the financial activities as per the ‘financial rules’ and to ensure transparency and accountability in the financial activities of all academic and administrative activities.

The commission urged the all concerned authorities to cooperate all universities to ensure the transparency and accuracy in the country’s higher education.

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