Quality of Higher Education in Agriculture in Bangladesh as Perceived by Students, Teachers and Mid-level Personnel


The purpose of this study was to explore the quality and different aspects of higher education in agriculture in Bangladesh as perceived by the students, teachers and midlevel personnel. Necessary information were obtained from students, teachers and mid-level personnel of educational, research and extension organizations during March to August 2007. It was found that overall quality of higher education in agricultural was quiet satisfactory as opined by most of the respondents. The students of different universities spent more time in academic than that of non-academic purpose. Very small portion of students were highly studios. Bangladesh Agricultural University had the highest quality of agricultural education and its quality was significantly higher than that of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University. Existing learning facilities, teaching performance of the teachers and job performance of the students were satisfactory. Great majority of the students were happy with the existing course curricula. Classmate cooperation, residential facilities of the students, internet, availability of newspaper/TV and social relationship among the students were the top five influential factors affecting learning environment of the universities. Therefore, concerned universities and University Grants Commission can extend their endeavor towards the improvement of higher agricultural education through developing the pertinent factors.

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