Special security for writers and bloggers: Book Fair
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police ensured that they will provide “special security” for writers, bloggers and visitors at the Ekushey Book Fair, if the ask for it, said today. DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said this at a press briefing on the security measures chalked out for the month-long book fair that..
862 school students get prize for book reading in Rajshahi
A total of 862 students from 34 schools in Rajshahi city received prizes for laudable performance in book reading here yesterday (Friday). They get the prizes in a colourful prize distribution festival held at Rajshahi Education Board Model School and College premises. President of Bishwa Sahitya Kendra Professor Abdullah Abu..
Enlightened humans must for country’s development
Enlightened humans with creative ideas are required for a progressive and developed country, speakers told Bishwo Shahitto Kendro’s (BSK) Nationwide Enrichment Programme (NEP), a book reading programme for students, launched yesterday at BIAM Model School and College in the capital’s Eskaton. Being the sponsor of the programme, mobile financial service..
Quality textbooks should be on students’ hand
THAT the education sector is in an abysmal state is evidenced yet again in the fact that free textbooks that the government distributed among nearly forty-five million students have turned out to be of poor quality, failing to meet the specifications set by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board, which..
Shabby textbooks draw students’ discontent
Free textbooks distributed among nearly forty five million students across the country by the government have turned out to be of very poor quality, failing to meet the specifications set by the government’s relevant agency. Students, guardians and school teachers alike expressed their discontent over the quality of the text..
Book fair starts on SCBA premises Jan 10
A week-long book fair will begin from January 10 on the premises of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha will inaugurate the fair; SCBA’s Secretary AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon told a briefing at Law Reporters’ Forum. The fair will remain open from 9:00am to 5:00pm every..
Education ministry should publish Braille textbooks
Textbooks for visually impaired school students should be published by the education ministry in 2017, not by the social welfare ministry, a training session was told yesterday. “The day for charity has ended,” said Vaskar Bhattacharjee, national consultant of web accessibility, Access to Information (a2i) Programme at Prime Minister’s Office..
Teachers teaching without guidelines : edn hampers
Teachers at primary and secondary schools are taking classes without getting Teacher’s Guide, the booklet on lesson planning and teaching method for disseminating the new curriculum introduced in January 2013. About three crore students at those institutions are being deprived of due classroom lesson as the 7.62 lakh teachers are..
Discovery and Assignment of Elements with Atomic Numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118
IUPAC announces the verification of the discoveries of four new chemical elements: The 7th period of the periodic table of elements is complete. The fourth IUPAC/IUPAP Joint Working Party (JWP) on the priority of claims to the discovery of new elements has reviewed the relevant literature for elements 113, 115,..
Textbook festival held in Khulna
As part of the countrywide programme, Khulna divisional level textbook festival-2016 was held today at Khulna Zila School Ground with much enthusiasm. Lawmaker of Khulna-2 constituency Md. Mizanur Rahman Mizan inaugurated the ceremony as the chief guest by releasing baloons. Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education in Khulna region (DSHE)..
National Textbook Festival celebrated in Rangpur
The National Textbook Festival- 2016 was celebrated here through distribution of new books among students of primary and secondary level educational institutions on the New Year’s Day today. The government officials, public representatives, educationists, socio-cultural activists and elites formally launched distribution of free new textbooks among the students everywhere in..
50 pc textbooks yet to reach Pirojpur district
Although the government yesterday started distributing textbooks across the country, around 50 percent books of primary level have not yet reached Pirojpur. The district has so far got 3,44,956 copies of new textbooks against the demand for 6,63,750 copies for around 1,58,242 students of 1,221 primary schools, according to district..
33 cr free textbooks distributed among schoolchildren
Schoolchildren across the country, the first morning of the New Year came with the refreshing smell of fresh textbooks. As they went to their respective schools braving the morning chill yesterday, they each were handed over a new set of textbooks at all primary and secondary schools. Beaming with joy,..
Include war history in English textbooks
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday stressed the importance of including the Liberation War history in English medium textbooks. “It’s [Liberation War history] there in Bangla medium textbooks, but it’s still to get its place with due importance in English medium or English textbooks…this should be done,” she said. The PM..
85,000 MT paper used for textbooks
Eighty-five thousand eight hundred and nine metric tons of paper were used for printing of nearly 34 crore textbooks that would be distributed free of cost among the students from tomorrow across the country. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid came up with the disclosure while giving an overview on the..
Textbooks on time
More than 44 million primary and secondary level students are set to receive new textbooks on the first morning of 2016, as around 33 crore copies of textbooks are ready for free distribution. “I’m telling you with conviction that all textbooks have been printed and dispatched to the doorways of..