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‘Private varsities should focus on research’

BSS, Chattogram

Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel on Sunday said most private universities were not playing their due role in creating knowledge through research. He said these universities were thinking on commercial lines but they should dedicate themselves to research.

Barrister Nowfel said though some institution had contributed to higher education, substantially, but many were lagging behind. The deputy minister said this while addressing the second convocation ceremony of Premier University as its chief guest. Nowfel urged the management of private universities to change their mind-set.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on assuming power in 2008 enacted the Private University Act which allowed us to guide the private universities. Mentioning the students’ role, the deputy minister said that in developed countries, Alumni facilitate the job placement of students. “Despite the difference of opinions among students, we all should unite for the cause of education”. UGC Chairman Prof Kazi Shahidullah presided over the function, while founder Vice-Chancellor of East-West University and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr Farash Uddin and Vice Chancellor of Premier University Dr Anupom Sen spoke as convocation speakers.

Day-long AIUB Job Fair 2019 held

Staff reporter, Dhaka

The American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) organised its annual AIUB Job Fair 2019 on Saturday, says a press release. Textile and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi (Bir Protik) inaugurated the fair. More than 110 renowned national and multinational companies participated in the event, including industries like banking, IT solutions, telecommunications, networking solutions, pharmaceuticals, leasing and finance, call centres, automobile, real-estate.  Many of the representatives of the participating companies were alumni members of the university, who expressed their joy at being able to come back and contribute to their alma mater. The minister along with Nadia Anwar Chairman Board of Trustees, AIUB and Dr Carmen Z Lamagna the Vice Chancellor of AIUB, visited the stalls and expressed their gratitude to the companies for their collaborative participation. The day-long programme continued till 4pm, attracting a large number of existing students and alumni seeking better opportunities for their ambitious careers, throughout the event.

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