Factors to Improve the Quality of Higher Education in the Non Government Universities in Bangladesh
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 132-142
Received: Nov. 3, 2016;
Accepted: Jan. 13, 2017;
Published: Oct. 24, 2017
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Alrafa Akter, Department of Business Administration, Northern University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
A nation’s development depends on an educated workforce and the same applies to a developing country like Bangladesh, which has made strides in providing quality education through establishing several non- government, mainly private universities. Such universities have increased remarkably, resulting in the education sector becoming more competitive and yet, many of these universities couldn’t ensure the desired quality of education. Research and expert opinion seems to indicate that the quality of education of many of these universities is below par; many of them depend on part-time, inexperienced faculty. On the other hand, different facilities like, laboratory, library facilities etc. are not satisfactory. Many of the students were not familiar with the online education system such as courses being uploaded on the internet, attending class from home through servers, online library facilities, etc. This paper shows some of the facilities that are being provided by renowned private universities in Bangladesh and abroad. Furthermore, some differences between the facilities of public and non-government universities are highlighted. Based on the findings, some recommendations are prescribed that should be beneficial for all non-government universities in order to improve the quality of the higher education that they want to provide.
Factors to Improve the Quality of Higher Education in the Non Government Universities in Bangladesh, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society.
Vol. 2, No. 4,
2017, pp. 132-142.
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