President Md. Abdul Hamid on Monday (Nov 25) asked the ICT (Information Communication and Technology) Division, University Grants Commission (UGC) and University authorities to take the effective measures to apply the Unified University Management Software in the universities.
The head of the state came up with the directive while State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak presented a concept paper on “Integrated University Information Management Platform and Unified University Management Software” before him at Bangabhaban in the evening.
President Hamid said the new app will play the key role in exchanging and sharing the services among their students, teachers and all concerned, Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told reporters.
By using this software, people would get their desired services within shortest possible time. It will also help to reduce the cost and time as well, he added.
Abdul Hamid hoped that the app would help to ensure the transparency and accountability in university activities while service-seekers would get their necessary services easily.
Giving a patient hearing to the concept paper presentation by the ICT state minister, the President said, “Digital Bangladesh is not a dream now, it is reality. People are taking 150 kinds of service from digital centres across the country.”
He said some 10,500 entrepreneurs provide over 6.4 million services every month while 36 million beneficiaries are availing of e-services.
President Hamid mentioned that over 150 including government, private and international universities are running their academic activities in Bangladesh at present. This software application will bring fruitfulness for smooth functioning.
During the presentation, Palak apprised the President of different aspects of the app, saying that all universities and stakeholders can collect their necessary information within a very short time and easy way.
He also presented a report on the progress of building Digital Bangladesh where he presented the activities taken for strengthening digital service from 2009 to till date.
The programme was arranged with the support of Digital Service Accelerator, a project of A2i under the ICT division of the ICT Ministry.
The ICT state minister also apprised the President of four pillars of Digital Bangladesh - Standard Development, Internet for All, Digital Government and ICT industry.
Senior Secretary of ICT Division N M Ziaul Alam, Sampad Barua, Secretary to the President, Major General S M Shamim-Uz-Zaman, Military Secretary to the President and Chief Strategist, e-Governance of a2i, Focal point of Digital Service Accelerator Farhad Zahid Sheikh were present the programme, among others.