Private University Law to be promulgated in Bangladesh March 5, 2010Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, EDUCATION, GOVERNANCE, University.
Tags: private university law, private university ordinance
AL Government is mulling to introduce a private university bill in the parliament to regulate the activities of the private universities and to ensure their healthy growth.
The ordinary citizen had also a little experience of working in a private university and had first-hand exposure to the attitude of the owners and irregularities in the acitivites of the private universities.
Due to lack of strong monitoring of the Private Universities, some make it a business in Bangladesh. You would get very few private universities who are maintaining requisite standard for a university but most of them are collecting exuberant fees.
Fisrt Private University ordinance was adopted in 1992. Then it was modified in 1998 with few changes. As rhe ordinance was not fulfilling the need of the changing time, a revision of the rules was long due. The past Caretaker Government also prepared a proposal but it didn’t promulgated into law.
The new government has prepared a draft law and will be soon placed in the Parliament to pass it as a law. The draft proposed to increase the power of the VC who should be a carrier academician with long 20 years of experience. The syndicate will have 10-12 members and there will one representative from the ministry and one from UGC in the syndicate.
As always, the President of the owners association of the private universities criticised the attempt of the govt to regulate the private universities by promulgating a new law.
We hope that the government will take necessary steps to make the private universities more people- oriented and contibuting positively to the society.
An ordinary citizen
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