President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Thursday asked universities to ensure the quality of research while increasing the number of researches.
“Ensure the quality in research… do not only increase the numbers,” the president said as a four-member delegation of Dhaka University led by Vice Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman paid a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban.
The president advised the universities to focus more on research to explore time-befitting knowledge and keep pace with the competitive world.
Thanking the authorities for making Dhaka University free of session jams, President Shahabuddin said: “The government’s continuity and political stability have contributed positively to this regard.”
The president said the country is now moving fast on the path of development and that new innovations in knowledge and science are mandatory.
During the meeting, the DU vice chancellor apprised the president of the academic development and activities of the university.
Dr Akhtaruzzaman said: “Session congestions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have already been cleared by rescheduling examinations and class schedules under the Loss and Recovery Plan.”
Later, North South University (NSU) Vice Chancellor Prof Atiqul Islam paid a courtesy call on the president.
The NSU VC informed the president about the overall activities of the university.
The president stressed the need for ensuring quality education and formulating an international-standard academic curriculum.