“Higher Education in Bangladesh “
When a person end of the education offered usually in the universities is called higher education. It is also known as tertiary education. In Bangladesh there are two categories of educational institutions which offer higher education: the public and private universities and degree colleges affiliated with the National University (NU).
At present, there are 53 public universities while there were only 5 public universities in 1972. Moreover, there are more than 79 private universities which is a relatively new phenomenon in our country.
There are around 1,400 higher education providing colleges also. Public universities are the first choices of most students. These universities offer a wide range of subjects in Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, etc. They provide better library, laboratory and research facilities to help the young knowledge seekers. Residential and boarding facilities are also available in the public universities.
But there are only a handful of them in our country. Those are not enough. Many students cannot get higher education from these public universities due to lack of capacity. Every year a large number of students pass HSC. Most of them are poor and cannot get access to higher education due to poverty and increasing educational expenses.
This problem may be impossible to solve over night but it can be lessened gradually. The number of universities must be increased in the first case. The poor students should have the accessibility like others.
Moreover, the facilities of educational sectors should be increased and upgraded. The govt. should take the responsibility and necessary steps to solve the problem. Besides, we all should be aware of this.