Pvt varsities oppose new ordn
Leaders of the Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) yesterday protested the proposed Private University Ordinance-2008, saying some of the rules in the ordinance will change the basic structure of private universities.
The country's private universities are run based on Private University Act-1992 and its Amendment 1998, but there is no need to enact a new act, they added.
“We welcome the caretaker government if they make the move to amend the Private University Act 1992 and Amendment 1998. There is no need to formulate a new act for operating the private universities,” said acting President of APUB Abul Quasem Haider at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters' Unity auditorium in the city.
Abul Quasem, also founder chairman of Eastern University, said expansion of higher education will be hampered if the government does not withdraw the proposed ordinance.
Denying the allegations that some private universities are involved in unholy practices like selling certificates and offering sub-standard education, IUBAT Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof M Alimullah Miyan said most of the private universities provide quality education and for this reason the number of student at these universities are increasing every year.
“We strongly protest the government move to enact the new ordinance as some of the points will change the basic structure of a private university,” he said while addressing the press conference.
World University VC Dr Abdul Mannan Chowdhury said private university representatives should be incorporated into the University Grants Commission (UGC).