History of nation’s development in decades has been found mostly due to research and development efforts made by leading national institutes. None of today’s industrially developed nations could prosper without educating her citizens. Both in developed and developing societies, resources have been deploying efficiently in professional and technical skills development activities under public and private institutes. Being LDC, Bangladesh should have similar policies to foster nation building efforts by insisting human development activities both in public and private sectors. Country’s universities and institutes must have prioritized areas to develop necessary human resources for the industries operating at home and also to fulfill the technical skills of some foreign countries those who had been asking for Bangladeshi professional skills.
As a renowned and old public university, University of Chittagong has got a good name both in teaching and research in developing human resources. Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) of the University has been doing excellent job in updating curriculum and improving teaching and research activities in business education. The FBA, University of Chittagong had launched its “Evening MBA Program” through a center in Chittagong City, which was considered as very important initiative. I believe this program would be able to fill up the professional skill deficiency of national and international corporations.
Now a day, public private partnership is vital for a country’s development efforts. In case of educational institute development activities to serve the country’s human resource development needs, public private partnership has to be emphasized. Since the public institutes have been suffering for funding crisis for long time, experienced and qualified teaching faculties of the University of Chittagong can find a nice avenue to exploit the resources for the purpose of re-branding initiatives of professional Schools of the University. I am sure the country’s potentialities will be exploited rightly to prosper in all of our efforts. Finally, the nation will find an excellent platform to develop required human skills for the industries to be working for the organizations at home and in abroad.
I wish every success of the center.
Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury
University of Chittagong