Improve our public universities
Every one of us have heard from at least one person that they would like to study abroad. Yes, it is true that every student has their own preference. And every person deserves to live a stable life, pursue a rewarding career path and for that, higher education is very important. But why do so many students prefer going to universities in other countries, rather than in our own country?
It is because of the state of our universities. Most of our public universities are not funded well enough. Then there is the factor of unequal distribution even among these universities. Therefore, our universities are failing to provide many of the facilities that are available in universities abroad.
The job market in our county is not stable. There aren't many promising prospects for students, particularly those who graduate from universities in Bangladesh. And that is another major problem which has not been addressed.
Our students are good enough to compete in the best universities of the world. So why should they settle for studying at universities in our country that cannot compete against foreign universities in terms of the standard of quality education?
It is a great shame that we continue to lose our best minds simply because we refuse to acknowledge and fix these problems at our public universities. By ignoring these issues, we are, in fact, pushing these people out of the country.
Students are the future of a country. If we continue to lose the best ones to other countries, the growth that we are currently witnessing will eventually decline. It is high time we recognised this. Policymakers urgently need to focus their attention and solve this problem, as it will most definitely have a positive effect on many other aspects of our nation's development and future.