CHITTAGONG, Mar 11 (BDNEWS): The newly appointed Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Chittagong University (CU) Badiul Alam Saturday emphatically said his core task will be to transform the university into a modern institution through qualitative change in the education.
"With this end I undertook a plan for holding uninterrupted classes of different academic years for at least eight months in a year " the VC said while exchanging views with the news editors of the local dailies and bureau chiefs of all national dailies and news agencies at a city hotel.
Badiul Alam disclosed that CU was currently plagued with a three-year session jam in each academic year on an average. He firmly announced that steps would be taken to improve the situation by 2007 next .
"I have already asked all teachers to be sincere to their classes and I am seriously contemplating that the university should not be closed down for political reasons even for a single day," the VC said.
Badiul Alam, who assumed his office on February 8 said that he had a plan for modernisation of the university by transforming it into an ideal highest seat of learning which in true sense would be a focal point of divergent views and competition of ideas of all teachers and students.
The VC also elaborated on a sports complex in the university to be developed. He said that extensive programmes would be taken up for promotion of cultural and extra curriculum activities.
In reply to a question the VC said a review committee could be formed to probe the alleged anomalies in the appointment of teachers and employees during the tenure of past VC AJM Nuruddin Ahmed Chowdhury.
The past VC had appointed nearly 150 teachers and a large number of employees, mostly persons affiliated with Jamaat, flouting the university act.