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Workshop on curriculum format held at UGC
A day-long workshop on ‘Curriculum Format’ was held today (17 May 2017) at UGC Auditorium. UGC in association with Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) organized the workshop. The objectives of the workshop are to formulate a time-befitting and standard curriculum for enhancement of the country’s higher education.
Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, UGC graced the function as the Chief Guest. Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Member, UGC presided over function. Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Member, UGC was present on the occasion. Dr. Md. Khaled, Secretary, UGC delivered the address of welcome on the occasion. Renowned curriculum expert Professor Dr. Md. Siddiqur Rahman, former Director of IER, Dhaka University and Professor Dr. Md. Mozahar Ali, Director, GTI, Bangladesh Agricultural University were present as Resource Persons at the workshop.
Professor Abdul Mannan, in his speech said that the arena of higher education is getting changed with the passage of time. A time-befitting and standard curriculum is highly needed to survive in this competitive world. He stressed the need for incorporating contents on socio-economic demands, national development and facing the challenges of globalization in the curriculum.
UGC Chairman further said that a huge number of the country’s population is youth force. These young populations need to be equipped with the updated knowledge and skills. Considering the matter, UGC in association with HEQEP has taken the initiative for formulating a time-befitting and standard curriculum, he added.
Professor Yousuf Ali Mollah, in his presidential speech said that curriculum format is just a guideline. It should be designed on the basis of the country’s socio-economic condition and needs. He sought co-operation and assistance of all concerned to make the curriculum standard and diversified one.
Representatives from 69 public and private universities of the country and high officials from UGC, among others, were present on the occasion.