APUB moves to check irregularities at pvt universities
2021-08-11 00:19:41 BdST
2021-09-16 20:52:49 BdST
Live Correspondent: The Association of Private University of Bangladesh (APUB) has taken an initiative to check all kinds of irregularities at the private universities in the country with a view to saving an image of the higher educational institutes. Amid various allegations of irregularities and corruption at some private universities, the APUB sent a letter signed by its chairman Sheikh Kabir Hossain on July 31 to all chairpersons of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the private universities.
APUB said, “We are proud of the success of private universities in the massive expansion of modern higher education in the country. At the same time, the association is also concerned over the irregularities at several private universities.”
It said irregularities of some universities, including conducting unauthorized courses and campus, illegal student admission, and conflicts over trustee boards, are mentioned on the website of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Besides, different media outlets have often reported that private universities are not running following the private university law and policies. Such activities of the educational institutions are creating a negative perception among people while their images are also becoming questionable.
In this situation, the association has taken the initiative to solve the problems of the universities through discussions with all stakeholders, including the UGC, said the letter.
The letter asked the universities to inform the association immediately if there are any limitations of the existing laws and any proposal or recommendation regarding the amendment to the act.
The private universities have set an exemplary example in conducting online academic activities by taking effective initiatives during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
APUB also said all the private universities will be able to overcome all kinds of problems with the joint efforts in the future and there is a need for the responsible role of all universities. The association hopes that the university administration will follow the existing laws and policies of the country in the field of higher education.
APUB Chairman Sheikh Kabir Hossain also said, “We hope that the authorities will run the university and help uphold the reputation and contribution of the private universities.”
The letter also mentioned that private universities have opened a new horizon in the country’s higher education sector.
Amid the continuation of standard, modern, and work-orientated higher education, about four lakh students are getting scope to achieve higher education at the country’s 107 private universities at present.
As a result, the trend of students going abroad for higher education is reducing while it is saving foreign currency, curbing brain drain, and creating a huge scope of employment inside and outside the country, it said.
APUB also mentioned that the private universities are creating employment, creating new entrepreneurs and professionals, and transforming a large population into human resources in the country. All the private universities have been making a special contribution to the overall economic development of the country in various ways.
Dhaka, 10 August (campuslive24.com)//BIT