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UGC Chairman: Focus on skills, job oriented education

  • Published at 10:52 pm November 18th, 2018
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Representatives of UGC and World Bank at a meeting to exchange views on the proposed Higher Education Acceleration and Transformation Project, at UGC office, on November 18, 2018 Collected

Speaking about women’s education and leadership, he added that UGC is sincere about enhancing their participation and improve the quality of higher education

Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Professor Abdul Mannan has called for universities to focus on skill and job oriented education.

He made the statement while speaking at a meeting held ON Sunday at the UGC office, to exchange views on the proposed ‘Higher Education Acceleration and Transformation’ (HEAT) project.

World Bank (WB) is taking the initiative to run the five-year long HEAT project emphasizing on graduate employability, and governance including excellence in women's education in Bangladesh, said a press release.

Addressing the meeting, the UGC Chairman said that the HEAT project is expected to make a breakthrough in Bangladesh’s higher education through capacity building and enhance employability of the country’s graduates. 

“HEAT will enhance the employability of our graduates through the development of regional network and will improve the system level of governance of our higher education,” he added. 

Speaking about women’s education and leadership, he added that UGC is sincere about enhancing their participation and improve the quality of higher education. 

The core goals of HEAT project are to establish a regional network of higher education institutions, improve teaching, learning and research to support graduate employability, and improve the higher education management of the country.

Among others, UGC Members Professor Dr Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Professor Dr Dil Afroza Begum, Professor Dr Md Akhtar Hossain, UGC Secretary Dr Md Khaled, WB Senior Operations Officer Dr Mokhlesur Rahman, and its Lead Economist Dr Venkatesh Sundararaman, were also present at the meeting.