Unified admission tests for the universities in the pipeline
Prof Abdul Mannan, Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) told that President Abdul Hamid, also the chancellor of all universities, will meet separately with vice chancellors of public and private universities.
“The president has told me that he will convene meetings with the vice-chancellors of public and private universities to discuss how to hold the unified admission test. The President has already directed the Education Ministry in this regard,” Prof Abdul Mannan said. The meetings will be held at the convenience of the President, most likely in December or in January 2017. The announcement followed a prior suggestion made by the president for centralized and regional public university entrance exams at a UGC programme on November 2. The president said: “It is our moral duty to create a scope for students who are interested in pursuing higher studies.” “Present examination system creates numerous problems for students and their guardians regarding accommodation, food and transport, not to mention that many are strained financially,” the president added.