The University Grants Commission (UGC) wants to increase the number of female teachers in private universities.
Professor Abdul Mannan, chairman of UGC, said: “We need to increase the number of female teachers along with students and male teachers in private universities. Many of the private universities are situated out of Dhaka and maybe this is one of the reasons why female teachers are not interested in joining the institutions. But it is important to increase the number of female teachers there.”
According to UGC’s Annual Report 2016, there are 15,571 teachers in total, of whom 4,472 are female.
Among the female teachers, 66 are professors, 90 are associate professors, 787 are assistant professors and 511 are lecturers, all working as full-time teachers. Another 125 professors, 63 associate professors, 152 assistant professors and 534 lecturers are working as part-time educators.
In addition to that, there are 144 teaching assistants.
The article was first published on Bangla Tribune