Ensure good governence at universities: UGC Chairman
University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh has signed Annual Performance Agreement (APA) with 14 public universities of the country in the second phase for fiscal year 2020-2021 under the Performance Management Framework Policy of the government. The agreement signing ceremony for the current year and evaluation meeting of APA for 2019-2020 fiscal year was held on 14 September 2020 at UGC auditorium.
In the first phase, Annual Performance Agreement was signed between UGC and 14 public universities for 2020-2021 fiscal year. UGC will sign APA with remainging 18 public unviersities on 15 September. APA has been introduced to enhance transparency and accountability in government activities, ensure proper utilization of resources and improve institutional capacity.
With Dr. Ferdous Zaman, Secretary (Additional Charge), UGC in the chair, Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah, Chairman, UGC participated in the agreement signing ceremony as the Chief Guest. UGC Members- Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Professor Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Professor Dr. Muhammed Alamgir, Professor Dr. Biswajit Chanda and Professor Dr. Md. Abu Taher spoke on the occasion as Special Guests. Secretary (Additional Charge) of the Commission and registrars of the concerned universities signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at UGC.
Addressing the programme in virtual platform, UGC Chairman Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah said discipline and quality administration play important role in higher education. Good governence must be established to take the higher education forward. He said that proper utilization of resources has to be ensured. People’s hard-earned money can never be wasted. Successful implementation of Annual Performance Agreement has to be ensured, he noted.
Registrars, focal points of APA from 14 public universities and high officials from UGC, among others, were present on the occasion. It may be mentioned here that every year, UGC has been signing annual performance agreement with public universities from 2016-17 fiscal year.