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Intensify monitoring to curb religious fanaticism in private varsities: President

President M Abdul Hamid today asked the private university authorities to intensify monitoring of the students and teachers so none can get involved in militancy and terrorism.

“Form a monitoring committee and keep close watch on students and university teachers to curb religious fanaticism, militancy and terrorism,” the President said while holding a view-exchange-meeting with the vice- chancellors of private universities at the Cabinet Hall of the Bangabhaban here this evening.

President Hamid categorically said the involvement of a section of teachers and students in religious fanaticism tarnished country’s image worldwide.

“The President has directed the private university authorities to shun the attitude to do business with education and ensure imparting quality education to help the students reach international standards,” President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin told BSS.

Abdul Hamid put emphasis on the need to pursue world-class curriculum in the varsities to prepare the students for the global competition.

He urged the authorities concerned to give special attention to the students admitted into the universities with new hopes and aspirations and not to shatter their expectations anyhow.

Expressing grave concern over the vacant posts of the VC and the treasurer in 23 universities, the President directed the authorities concerned, specially the education ministry, University Grants Commission (UGC), to oversee the overall academic environment of those universities.

Vice-Chancellors of 58 out of 95 private universities and secretaries concerned to the President were present in the meeting.

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