Dhaka, Oct 13, 2012 - Tertiary level education is gaining momentum in Bangladesh and the enrolment stands at almost 20 lakhs. The present state of higher education attainment is only comparable to that of China, India and Indonesia. If quality could be infused to these huge graduating students, they are able to change Bangladesh, observed UGC Chairman (State Minister) Professor Dr. A K Azad Chowdhury.
He made the observation today while speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony of a day-long workshop on ‘Self-Assessment Methodology and Tools’ organised by Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) at UGC auditorium. UGC Member Professor Dr. M. Muhibur Rahman presided over the occasion while Kaniz Fatema, ndc, Project Director, HEQEP delivered the welcome address.
UGC Chairman also stressed the need of developing self-assessment system in the universities and of establishing accreditation council to ensure quality in higher education.
Among others, UGC Members- Professor Dr. Mohammad Mohabbat Khan and Professor Dr. Abul Hashem were also present on the occasion. Vice-Chancellors different public universities, Senior Professors and researchers including Professor Dr. Abdus Sobhan, Vice-Chancellor, Rajshahi University, Professor Dr. Rafiqul Haque, Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Professor Dr. Syed Sakhawat Hossain, Vice-Chancellor, Potuakhali Science and Technology University, Professor Md. Ruhul Amin, Vice-Chancellor, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University participated at the workshop.