Private universities must seek to build their own faculties as the moonlighting of public university teachers for them had been severely affected quality of education at the public universities, says University Grants Commission Chairman Professor Kazi Shahidullah.
He made the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural session of the CETL Convention on Higher Education at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh on Thursday (Aug 22).
The first two-day CETL Convention was being held on the private university’s main campus in Dhanmondi of Dhaka.
Professor Shahidullah said that the private universities had been recruiting teachers from public universities as adjacent faculties instead of developing their resources.
This vacuum had led to public university teachers to moonlight for them and a fall in quality of education at the public universities, he said.
According to him, public and private universities were both suffering from maintaining the standard of education while the demand for higher education had swelled in the past ten years.
Stating that the private universities were not out to sell certificates, he said that they must focus on building resources of their own to ensure that students could avail higher education of a better standard.