|Posted : 03 Jan, 2016 20:24:44
Nahid for ensuring quality in higher education
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said world-class education and world-class graduates are highly needed to keep pace with today’s world. Objectives of the universities are to impart quality education and produce quality graduates. For this reason, setting up of Accreditation Council for higher education is the demand of the day.
Mr Nahid made the observation while speaking as the chief guest at a workshop on “Draft Act of Accreditation Council for Higher Education in Bangladesh” at International Mother Language Institute Auditorium in the city on Sunday.
Education Secretary Md Sohorab Hossain was present as the special guest while University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
(UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan presided over the function.
Prof Dr Mesbahuddin Ahmed, head of Quality Assurance Unit of UGC, presented keynote papers.
Mr Nahid said that the expansion of higher education has taken place in the country in terms of quantity, now we have to impart quality into the education especially in tertiary level. He urged the universities to impart quality education to the students.
UGC Chairman said that higher education has gained momentum over the years in Bangladesh as the enrollment in tertiary level is almost 3.1 million. The main objectives of the universities are creation of new knowledge, storage of knowledge and dissemination of knowledge. He added that an Accreditation Council is a must to ensure quality of higher education to produce quality graduates.
UGC Members Prof Dr Muhammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Prof Dr Dil Afroza Begum, Vice-Chancellors of public and private universities, UGC Secretary Dr Md Khaled, Senior academicians, representatives from professional bodies and high officials of Ministry of Education, UGC and HEQEP were present on the occasion, according to a press release. – DH