15 Sep 2021, 15:48

JS passes Kurigram Agricultural University Bill, 2021 

   DHAKA, Sept 15, 2021 (BSS) - A bill titled "Kurigram Agricultural 
University Bill-2021" was passed in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) today with a 
vision to enrich the agriculture of the country's northern parts through 
education and research.

   Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni moved the bill in the House which was 
unanimously passed by voice votes with JS Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury 
in the chair.

   While placing the bill, Dr Dipu Moni said the agricultural university 
which will be the first in the district will help to improve the overall 
agricultural education of the country.

   BNP lawmakers Harunur Rashid, Barrister Rumeen Farhana, Independent 
lawmaker Rezaul Karim Bablu, Jatiya party lawmakers Mujibul Huq, Ponir Uddin 
Ahmed and Pir Fazlur Rahman elaborately discussed on the bill.

  Earlier on March 9, a virtual cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister 
Sheikh Hasina approved the Kurigram Agricultural University Draft Law, 2021.

   According to the draft, the university will take necessary steps for 
teaching, research and training at various undergraduate and postgraduate 
levels in agricultural sciences. In addition to educational activities, it 
will exhibit sustainable agricultural technology and high yielding 
agricultural products.

   The bill stipulates that the Chancellor of the University will appoint an 
agronomist or an eminent professor, involved in agricultural education and 
research, as the Vice-Chancellor (VC) for a term of four years as directed by 
the President. 

   Moreover, no one can be appointed as VC for more than two terms.

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