Dhaka University’s students are not interested in gaining knowledge anymore, Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury said today.
"Quality of our education system is decreasing because students are losing interest to acquire knowledge for the unemployment problem. The three-tier (science, arts, commerce) education system must be dissolved," he said.
He was speaking at a seminar titled "position of Dhaka University in international standards and duties to do" at TSC cafeteria. The theme of the seminar was Dhaka University’s failure to secure a position among the best universities in Asia.
"Students are always busy with preparing themselves for different competitive exams including BCS for ensuring their jobs rather than acquiring knowledge" he added.
Emphasizing on improved teaching techniques and research, he said these two factors could be improved further if more foreign students are enrolled.
Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (Duja) organised the seminar and placed some proposals to solve the ranking problem based on recommendations from student bodies.
They found ill-suited and politicised teacher recruitment, bad politics at campus, accommodation problem and lack of research and funding as some of the key problems.
Speaking as the chief guest,Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Akhteruzzaman said: "The institution that ranks universities did not get our data, that is why we (DU) were not included in the ranking.”
DU Pro VC (Administrtion) Dr. Mohammad Samad, Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani, DujaPresident Abir Raihan and General Secretary Mahdi Al MuhtasimNibir, and leaders of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) were present in the seminar.