The cabinet has approved the draft of Sylhet Medical University (Amendment) Act, 2023 as the new name of the medical university will be Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib University, Sylhet as per the draft. It was approved in a cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office on Monday (Jul 17) in the city's Tejgaon. Later, Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain briefed journalists in a press conference at Bangladesh Secretariat in the afternoon about the decisions taken in the meeting, local media reported.
Draft law of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (amendment) also having provision for four years tenure for vice-chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor and treasurer got final approval in the meeting. As per the existing act, the tenure of VC is three years, through tenure of other university VC is four years. Besides, few other little changes have been made in the draft law.