NU likely to open regional centres by year-end

S. M. Mizanur Rahman The National University is likely to start academic and administrative activities at six regional centres by the end of this year in a bid to free the university from corruption and mismanagement. “The work to establish the regional centres is going on in full swing. We hope that we will be able to begin our administrative and academic activities by the year-end,” said Tofael Ahmed, pro-vice chancellor of the National University (NU). He said the centres will initially be set up at rented houses. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told The Daily Sun that the ministry is ready to provide all necessary supports to establish the regional centres in the divisional headquarters of Rajshahi, Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Rangpur. Against the backdrop of widespread irregularities, corruption and mismanagement at the NU, the Awami League-led government took initiatives to decentralise its activities. The regional centres will conduct the activities of around 1,750 colleges and university colleges of the six divisions. The institutions of Dhaka division will be affiliated with the main campus in Gazipur. Officials at the university said the college inspection department is one of the highest corrupt departments.

The education minister told The Daily Sun that initiatives will be taken on the basis of the report of the NU authorities. The delegation will go to Khulna Monday.” he said. will submit its report to the education ministry soon. irregularities and mismanagement completely. Tofael further said a technical committee.“In the name of inspection.” he added. According to the pro-vice chancellor. Nahid said it is impossible to free the university from corruption. the officials of this department often take bribe from different colleges. A high-powered committee submitted its report with some suggestions and recommendations to the education ministry about the possible reforms at the university. Prof Nazrul Islam.” an official said adding they gave affiliation clearance to many colleges in return for money. chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC). assigned to prepare field report for the project. . told The Daily Sun that they recommended decentralising the university to restore its reputation. Accusing the BNP-Jamaat alliance government of politicising the university. “I believe that the academic activities of different colleges and university colleges can be monitored properly if the regional centres are established. a delegation recently visited Rajshahi and Rangpur to acquire lands for the regional centres and held meetings with the divisional commissioners and assistant commissioners (land). “We are trying to do our best to uphold its image.

I think NU will be able to provide quality education and session jam will be reduced.“Once the regional centres are set up. Report: S M Mizanur Rahman Edited by .” he added.

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