Dhaka, Sept 10 (UNB) –Thirty five academics will receive ‘UGC Gold Medal’ on Tuesday for their fundamental research works and publications.
President Abdul Hamid will hand over the medals.
Among them, 18 teachers will be given the award for the year 2016 and 17 teachers for 2017. Each of the selected teachers will get Tk 50, 000 for their books and Tk 30,000 for their articles as honorium along with the certificate and the gold medal, said a press release.
The award giving ceremony will be held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.
University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan will preside over the ceremony while UGC member Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum will deliver the address of welcome.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division, Ministry of Education Sohorab Hossain will be present as the special guests.
Besides, National Professors, UGC members, its secretary, VCs from public and private universities and noted educationists will be also be present.
Earlier in August 2018, UGC changed the name of the UGC Award as UGC Gold Medal.
The Commission introduced UGC Award (now UGC Gold Medal) in 1980 to encourage fundamental research works and publications of university teachers.
Dhaka, Sept 9 (UNB) – Expecting objective and impartial news from media men, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday urged reporters working on education beat to criticize their works in a constructive way as to help education sector flourishing.
“We never feel unhappy if any objective news goes against us as criticism can make scopes for correction,” Nahid said while addressing a meeting with the newly elected committee of Education Reporters Association Bangladesh (ERAB) at International Mother Language Institute Auditorium in the city’s Shegunbagicha area.
“The ruling government has been giving importance to adorn education based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for creating a meaningful education system,” the minister said.
“Special attention has been given to vocational and efficiency based education with a view to implementing SDGs in education,” he further said.
During the meeting, ERAB President Siddikur Rahman presiding, University Grant Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan, Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board Secretary Md Sohrab Hossain and Director General Prof Md Mahbubur Rahman, Vocational and Madrasa Education Board Secretary Md Alamgir, among others, were present.
A cultural program was held at the inauguration ceremony.