Prof Kazi Shahidullah, former vice-chancellor of National University, has been appointed new chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh.
The supernumerary professor of the Dhaka University’s Department of History takes over the office for a term of four years, the Department of Secondary and Higher Education announced on Wednesday.Prof Shahidullah replaces Prof Abdul Mannan, who ran his term on May 7. Since then, the commission’s senior member Prof Mohammed Yusuf Ali Mollah had served as chairman.
He will be the 13th chairman of the UGC, the statutory apex body for higher education.
Earlier, President Abdul Hamid, chancellor of all universities in the country, signed in the order of his appointment, said sources of the education ministry.