The success in making an educated nation lies in the ability to offer free access to education, both at the intermediate and higher level. In our country, though we need to get the nation educated, the situation is bad for a number of reasons. One of those is paramount and poses a grave threat to the whole education system---that's admission trade. During admission season, our national dailies' headlines become replete with the news where we get the real picture of admission trade in which the student wing of the ruling party takes the position of market leader. Worse still, the trend is getting worse with the passage of time and the amount of bid depends on the status of the educational institutionfor example, while Dhaka College hoodlums demand Tk 50,000, in Sylhet or local districts the amount is Tk 15,000-20, 000. Maybe not all young politicians are involved in this virulent practice, but it undermines the education system as a whole.
Finally, the nonchalance and irresponsible education administration helps turn this into a practice, either by not taking any concrete action , or by taking it lightly.
This must come to an end.