Govt to hold meeting with public varsities too

12 July,2016

RTNN News Desk: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said Bangladesh government has called a meeting with the vice-chancellors of all public universities in the country on July 23 in a bid to resist militancy in all educational institutions.

The minister came up with the statement while addressing a meeting with University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan at the Secretariat on Tuesday.

Nahid said that the government came up with the decision following a spate of concerns over students joining militant groups after fleeing home.

The meeting, which will discuss the recent militancy issues, will be held at the International Mother Language Institute at Shegun Bagicha in the capital at 10:30am on July 23, the minister said.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid is expected to preside over the meeting.

The government has already called a meeting with private universities on similar issue which is likely to be held on July 17, he added.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, top officials of different security forces, vice-chancellors (VC) and pro-VCs of the public universities, educationists and leaders of the Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Association will be invited to take part in the meeting.

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