President M Abdul Hamid asked the university authorities to formulate a time-befitting curriculum at every university of the country coping with the world competition.
The President came up with the directive as the Vice-Chancellors of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Science & Technology University (BSFMSTU) and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University (BSMRAAU) separately paid courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban here this evening.
A delegation of BSFMSTU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Samsuddin Ahmed first called on him while BSMRAAU VC Air Vice Marshal Md Nazrul Islam subsequently, President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told journalists.
The Bangabhaban spokesman said, "During the meeting, the vice-chancellors briefed the President on the overall activities, including academic and infrastructural development of their respective universities."
Terming the science and technology as the driving forces behind the development at the age of globalization, the President said the new and future generations of the country need to be educated based on science and technology to keep pace with the world and make Bangladesh a developed and prosperous country by 2041.
Noting that it is not possible to meet the demand of the present age in the traditional curriculum, the President said timely curriculum should be formulated at the universities.
Besides, President Hamid directed to intensify research activities and stop corruption and nepotism at all levels.
President's Office Secretary Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Salahuddin Islam, Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin and Secretary (Attachment) Md Wahidul Islam Khan were present during the meeting.
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