Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Standing Committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan blamed teacher politics and irregularities in teacher recruitments behind the exclusion of the University of Dhaka from a list of Asian top universities, published recently.
He came up with this observation at a press conference held at BNP central office of Naya Paltan in the capital on Sunday.Moyeen Khan claimed that present authorities of the University of Dhaka tries to create new voters in the name of teacher recruitments in order to sustain their supremacy in teacher politics. They are appointing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists as teachers devaluing merit during the recruitments.
BNP senior leader also pointed out few more reasons behind the downfall of Dhaka University, once considered as ‘Oxford of the East’, during the press conference.
Moyeen Khan said, “Most of the departments of the University of Dhaka are not upgrading their syllabuses and curriculum keeping pace with top universities of the developed countries of the world. In most cases, the university authorities selects text books of the unpopular publishers from India or other poor countries instead of famous ones of popular publishers of developed countries of the world. ”
London-based Times Higher Education (THE) magazine published a list of Asia’s top 417 universities on early May.
Not a single university, including the University of Dhaka, from Bangladesh secured position in the list. Bangladesh’s exclusion from the list has provoked a criticism about the standard of the public universities across the countries.