In the age of the Internet, Google, Wikipedia and other portals offer a barrage of easily available information. Yet the students of our most revered universities focus more on memorising facts and dates and learning arithmetic for their BCS exams. It's no surprise that the intellectual development and eligibility of jobs in the private sector does not correlate with the explosion of the number of graduates. No one wants employees who are just human trivia books and calculators, in an age where analytical and communication skills are of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, the government of Bangladesh and the public service commission are also stuck with this archaic method of recruitment.
Mirza Mohammad Asif Adnan, via email