President Abdul Hamid has asked the authorities concerned, including the vice-chancellors, of public universities to adopt a cluster-wise easy admission system to mitigate the sufferings of admission-seekers.
"A cluster-wise easy admission test system at universities could help reduce the sufferings of admission-seekers as well as their guardians," the president told a views-exchange meeting with the vice-chancellors of the public universities at Bangabhaban on Thursday evening.
Vice-chancellors of 45 public universities attended the meeting while Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, UGC Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan and secretaries concerned were, among others, present.
During the meeting, the President mentioned the sufferings of the admission-seekers while attending separate admission tests for different universities and urged the vice-chancellors and others concerned to look for a coordinated solution in this regard, President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin quoted the President.
He also directed the authorities concerned of all public universities to introduce a time-befitting curriculum and syllabus to ensure world-standard quality education at the universities.
Describing teachers as the prime architect of building students as world-worthy citizens, the President underscored the need for ensuring quality research alongside the traditional education system.
He also urged the vice-chancellors to ensure transparency and accountability in appointing teachers, officers and employees in universities with proper evaluation of their merit.
Hamid also asked the vice-chancellors to consider the demand of the time while opening any new department in their universities.
Referring to the teacher-student relations, he called upon all vice-chancellors to reduce the gap between the teachers and students and also maintain utmost morality of teachers at all aspects.
The President was apprised by the vice-chancellors of the overall activities of their universities, including recent infrastructural development, academic activities, different problems and future plan.