Education Minister Dipu Moni on Monday told Parliament that some 4,150 posts of teachers are vacant in 43 public universities of the country. The Minister placed the statistics in the House replying to a tabled question from Awami League MP Didarul Alam (Chattogram-4).
The highest 410 posts of teachers are vacant in Chittagong University, 346 vacant in Rajshahi University, 314 vacant in Shahjalal Science and Technology University, 310 in Islamic University in Kushtia and 303 in Dhaka University, reports UNB.
The institutes with more than 50 vacant posts are Khulna University, National University, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Medical University, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Science University, Khulna Agricultural University.
According to the 46th annual report 2019 of Bangladesh University Grants Commission, there are 297,957 students –193,358 men and 104,599 women—as well as 15,293 teachers in 40 public universities, said the minister.
Besides, the number of students and teachers are 3,578,157 and 231 respectively under three other universities – the National University, Open University and Islamic Arabic University.