An Empirical Study on the challenges and prospects of Private Universities in Higher Education in Bangladesh
Jewel, Mizanur Rahman
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Universities in Bangladesh play very important role in the overall development of the country. This is evident from the fact that the students and teachers of the Dhaka University which was established in the year 1921, was at the forefront of the national liberation struggle that led to the independence of the country. Other Universities of Bangladesh at both public sector and the private sector are also playing important role by not only providing degrees and thus producing quality human resources for various sectors of the economy, but also producing enlightened citizens and thus improving the quality of life in the society as a whole. In order to solve the problem of accessibility of higher education the government of Bangladesh is allowing the establishment of private Universities in Bangladesh from 1992. But nowadays there is a controversy whether the private universities are contributing for the nation or not. The present paper is an attempt to reflecting on the contribution or role of private universities for the task of nation-building and reforming the education sector. The paper will also formulate shortcomings and provide recommendation to overcome the existing barriers. To collect data, one questionnaire has been developed for the teachers working in the private universities of capital city.
- ICTERC 2013