President Mohammed Shahabuddin today asked the university
authorities to formulate academic curriculum keeping pace with the changing
world. “Promote job-oriented education in the educational institutions . . . so
that the students can get employment opportunities immediately after attaining
their degrees,” the President told the academics who met him at two subsequent
ceremonies at Bangabhaban here this noon. Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam
University (JKKNIU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Soumitra Shekhar Dey and BRAC
University (BracU) Acting VC Prof Dr Syed Mahfuzul Aziz separately paid
courtesy call on the President. “During the meetings, the VCs apprised the
President of the overall academic and development activities of their
respective universities,” President's press secretary Md Joynal Abedin told after the meetings. The President, also the Chancellor of the universities,
during a meeting with the JKKNIU VC directed the authorities concerned to
formulate academic curriculum in the educational institutions coping with the
changing modern world.
The Head of State put emphasis on increasing research
activities in the universities to ensure quality higher education.
President Shahabuddin in a meeting with the acting VC of the Brac University
stressed on the job-oriented education so that students can get jobs after
completing their degrees. The University Chancellor called upon the university
authorities to increase innovative activities in educational institutions
across the country.