It is unfortunate that not a single Bangladeshi university could make it to the 1,000 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. Surprisingly, even Dhaka University, the country’s premier educational institution, was not among the best 1,000, which included 36 Indian universities. Seven universities from Pakistan were among the best 1,000, which also included one from Sri Lanka.
This sheds light on the miserable state of our education sector, which needs immediate attention of the concerned authorities. UGC must take immediate steps to improve the quality of our tertiary education sector. The future of our country depends on the kind of education we impart to our students; we cannot take it lightly.