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Recruitment of Lecturers in Public Universities: Governance Challenges and Ways Forward - Executive Summary (English)

Transparency and accountability in the recruitment of teachers, including lecturers, in the public universities of Bangladesh has been in controversy. Various studies, reports and articles have revealed irregularities in appointment of lecturers in the public universities; for example, recruitment of lecturers not based on merit; influences of political identity and political involvement rather than academic qualifications for the appointments of lecturers; presence of patron-client relationships in the recruitment processes; recruitment of teachers to increase colour based vote-bank by competing teachers groups.

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