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Prof Kazi Shahidullah becomes UGC chairman

Published: May 22, 2019 17:02:28 | Updated: May 23, 2019 19:17:08


Former vice chancellor of National University Prof Kazi Shahidullah has been appointed as the new chairman of the University Grants Commission, or UGC.

The supernumerary professor of the Dhaka University’s Department of History takes over the office for a term of four years,  the Department of Secondary and Higher Education announced on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com.

Prof Shahidullah replaces Prof Abdul Mannan, who completed his term on May 7. Since then, the commission’s senior member Prof Mohammed Yusuf Ali Mollah had served as chairman.

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