Uproar over new private universitiesDhaka Tribune.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told the Dhaka Tribune recently that the process of approving the new private universities was under way. Education ministry officials, meanwhile, said they had already sent a list of seven universities to the prime minister’s office for consent.
University Grants Commission and education ministry sources claimed that some of the sponsors of the proposed universities have political links. According to commission officials, documents show that a state minister’s wife proposed Global University in Jhalkathi, while a former Juba League leader is behind Sheikh Fazilatunnesa University in Jamalpur. Sponsors of the other five universities are mainly businessmen with political connections.
Full report on the Dhaka Tribune site