http://www.dhakatribune.com/sites/all/themes/dhaka_tribune/images/logo.pngBy Mushfique Wadud. Some believe low quality foreign universities will flood the country. The education ministry has already finalised a draft policy to allow foreign universities to open up branches, go into joint ventures with local counterparts or operate study centres in Bangladesh.
Officials say the policy was drawn up based on the interests expressed by a number of foreign universities and their branches considering the growing number of higher education aspirants in the country.
However, academics and private university stakeholders have expressed fear that the policy, which is currently under the law ministry’s vetting, would create discrimination between the foreign and local private universities and would allow substandard universities from abroad to flood Bangladesh’s education arena. More...