Dhaka University history department Prof Dr. Kazi Shahidullah on Sunday took over charge from the acting chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah as 13th Chairman of the commission.
Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah expressed his optimism that under the dynamic leadership of Professor Shahidullah, the pace and momentum of country’s tertiary education will be accelerated.Expressing his feelings on his new assignment, the newly appointed UGC Chairman Prof Shahidullah said that his main challenge is to ensure quality in higher education and research in the country.
Professor Shahidullah also said his agenda is to run UGC, the statutory apex body of country’s higher education with government rules and regulations. He urged UGC officials to follow the disciplines and discharge their duties with honesty and sincerity.
UGC Members Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Professor. Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Professor Dr. M. Shah Nawaz Ali, Dr. Md. Khaled, Secretary of UGC, divisional heads of UGC were also present.
The Acting Chairman greeted the newly appointed UGC Chairman on behalf of UGC Members and officials with a bouquet of flower.