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Trustee interferences keep VCs’ hands tied

Trustee interferences 
keep VCs’ hands tied
Administrative and academic activities in private universities are hampered seriously as their vice-chancellors (VCs), who are supposed to play the pivotal role in both the cases, cannot act independently because of interferences by their Board of Trustees (BoT), sources concerned said. Those who set up private universities consider themselves as owners and use VCs to get things done according to their will, a number of VCs of private universities, preferring anonymity, said. They said independent functioning of a VC is of paramount importance for ensuring quality education at tertiary level, which is a component for achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Many good ideas of VCs are not implemented because of the interference of the…

Ministry, UGC concerned over recent roles of VCs

Ministry, UGC concerned over recent roles of VCs

Recent allegations of irregularities and corruption against vice-chancellors (VCs) of public universities have caused much concern, as these could hamper academic and administrative activities of the institutions. Both the education ministry and the University Grants Commission (UGC) have expressed…
VC shown ‘red card’; her resignation demanded

VC shown ‘red card’; her resignation demanded

A group of agitating teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) yesterday showed ‘red card’ to Vice-chancellor Prof Farzana Islam demanding her resignation from VC post. Under the banner of ‘Jahangirnagar Against Corruption’, the demonstrators formed a human chain…
Control onion prices

Control onion prices

It is worrying to note that the price of onions doubled to over taka 100 per kg in retail markets across the country, just a day after the Indian government imposed a ban on onion exports to control its own domestic markets. The traders apprehended that the onion prices would rise further if the government…
Homage to Mahatma Gandhi

Homage to Mahatma Gandhi

The UN General Assembly took a resolution to observe 2nd October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi as the International Day of Non-Violence in view of his historic contribution in treading the path of truth and non-violence, which resulted in mass-awakening and ultimately uprooting the mighty British…
Export of jute products marks sharp rise

Export of jute products marks sharp rise

Exports of jute and jute goods have shown a sharp rise during the July–August period of FY 2019–20 compared to the same period during the last fiscal year thanks to jute goods diversification, government policy framework, availability of quality raw materials, and better crop management,…
China takes 70th founding anniv as new starting point

China takes 70th founding anniv as new starting point

Amid a salvo of gun salutes, the People’s Republic of China celebrated its 70th birthday yesterday with a grand military parade and a 100,000-people mass pageantry, manifesting to the world its full confidence as a socialist country to achieve modernization the Chinese way. In just several decades,…
Special show of ‘Mahatma’ 
at Shilpakala today

Special show of ‘Mahatma’ at Shilpakala today

Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and marking the International Day of Nonviolence, Universal Theatre is arranging a special show of its much-acclaimed production ‘Mahatma’ this evening at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segun Bagicha…
Jalal has doubt about starting 
Bangabandhu BPL in due time

Jalal has doubt about starting Bangabandhu BPL in due time

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director and its media committee chairman Jalal Younus expresses his doubt about the beginning of the special Bangabandhu BPL in given schedule, saying that they are yet to complete the essential arrangements in the mid-September. The BCB has announced to start the upcoming…
‘Drives against corruption to continue

‘Drives against corruption to continue

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni yesterday said the ongoing drives against corruption, drugs and criminalisation will continue until the menace is uprooted. None will be spared even if they are affiliated with the ruling party, she told the reporters at Chandpur Circuit House. Many are being arrested…
Raids on wholesale markets to tame onion prices

Raids on wholesale markets to tame onion prices

The government yesterday started drives against the stock piling of onions in wholesale markets in different parts of the country, including Khatunganj in Chattogram and Shaympur in Dhaka, to control onion prices in retail markets. This step has been taken in the wake of a sudden rise in onion prices…
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