BANGLADESH: Private university law to ensure standards

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said last week that the government had formulated a private university law in a bid to ensure discipline, progress, standards and good management in Bangladesh's private institutions, reports The Daily Star. He said that while some of the country's 53 private universities performed well, many did not succeed.

"We have made the law more time-befitting after consultations and discussions with people concerned. We did not make haste in doing so, rather we took time for discussions. The law will soon be placed in parliament," the minister added.

The minister said the government had updated the private university law in an effort to ensure good management and education standards in those universities. The cabinet on 25 January approved a draft of the amended Private University Bill 2009. The bill is waiting for vetting of the law ministry, said the education ministry.
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