Education Governance in Bangladesh: A Focus on Tertiary Level
Islam, Md. Shafiul
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This paper investigates the governance challenges facing in the education sector in Bangladesh. Because, sound governance is very important for quality education that leads a country towards sustainable development progressively and this is urgently needed for developing countries like Bangladesh. Among many challenges, for example, office management at higher level educational institutions in the country is a big one. There is no uniformity in respect to working days and working hours. Meetings of statutory bodies such as senate, academic council, syndicate, etc. are not held regularly. It is also revealed that no university of Bangladesh is in the ranking of top 500 universities in the world. It is believed that it has happened due to lack of good governance in this sector. Now the questions arise: does governance matter for quality education? What types of governance problems confront quality education in Bangladesh? Hence, this paper explores the answers to these questions as well as puts forward policy implications in this regard. The paper is mainly based on secondary data. In addition, personal experiences and observations have also been taken into account to make it presentable to readers.
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