Militancy issue: Govt in talks with pvt universities

Bangladesh government is holding discussion with authorities of private universities in the backdrop of finding involvement of private university students in terrorism.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan is presiding over the meeting that has Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid as chief guest and is attended by vice-chancellors of private universities.

Teachers and student representatives of those private universities and high-ups of the law enforcement agencies are in the meeting that began around 10:15am.

 

After this meeting, organised with a mutual view to stop students from getting involved in militancy, the government plans to sit with public universities over the same.

Currently, there are a total of 95 privately-run universities in Bangladesh. Of these, 80 universities are running their academic activities and curriculum.

The gruesome Dhaka attack, where 20 people – mostly foreigners – were killed, followed by the attack on Sholakia Eidgah revealed the involvement of private university students in militancy.