Education for all a top priority, says PM
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said ensuring education for all is her government’s top priority as it is the main tool to build a poverty-free nation. ‘Education for all is utmost important for the country to build a hunger-and poverty-free nation. Without modern and competitive education, a nation can’t..
SSC pass rate declines
About 80.35 percent students passed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams this year, which is lower compared to previous years. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has attributed the “low pass rate” to recently introduced standardised evaluation method of the examination papers. Apart from it, the total number of GPA..
SSC, equivalent exam results May 4
The results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will be published simultaneously on May 4. Confirming the date, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid last night told that he along with chairmen of all 10 education boards would hand over a copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh..
IU Kamil exams begin tomorrow
The Kamil first part examinations-2015 under the Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia will begin tomorrow (23 April) while its second part examinations will start on Monday, said a press release here today. IU Acting Controller of Examinations AK Azad Lavlu told that the examinations will start at 10 am and..
Burnt teenager dies at DMCH
A burnt teenage girl died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday, three days after miscreants set fire on their house in Gazaria of Munshiganj. The victim, Sonia Aktar, who attended this year’s HSC examination, was a student of Dr Abdul Gaffar School and College in Gazaria. Her mother Hazera Begum..
Girl killed for pursuing studies
Marufa Akhtar continued pursuing education after marriage and her illiterate in-laws did not like it. As she was taking Higher Secondary Certificate exams from Nalchity Degree College in Jhalakathi, her in-laws’ family in the absence of her husband, who works in the Middle East, became more harsh on her. On..
Two teachers jailed for providing readymade answer scripts in HSC exams
A mobile court in Patuakhali on Wednesday (12 April) sentenced two college teachers to two-years imprisonment on charge of providing readymade answer scripts to the examinees during the ongoing Higher Secondary Certificate examinations. The executive magistrate, Anup Das, also fined the convicts — Khalilur Rahman and Md Shafiqul Islam —..
Teacher held while solving ‘leaked’ HSC question
Police today held two persons from Dhaka while they were providing solution to “leaked” question paper of the ongoing HSC examinations over mobile phone. The detainees were Sifat Jasmine, a Biology teacher of a college in Dhaka, and her associate Mehedy Hassan, a student of Tejgaon College, police said. They..
HSC Exam: Female teacher stabbed by outsiders
A college teacher was stabbed as she stopped some youths entering the centre during Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations in Gafargaon town on Monday. Two youths — Titu, 22, and Hridoy, 23, of the town — were arrested in connection with the incident. The injured is Assistant Professor Kazi Zakia..
National University degree results published
The results of 2nd year Degree (pass) and Certificate Courses Examinations 2015 under National University (NU) were published this afternoon. Students’ registration no. and college-wise results are available on the university website www.nu.edu.bd and www.nubd.info, said an official release here today. The students could know their results sending SMS to..
Authorities support rising number of creative questions
In response to protests by some students against the rising number of creative questions in SSC and HSC tests, the authorities say the move aims to stop question paper leak. The inter-educational board also thinks the students ‘misapprehended’ the new time allocation. The protesting students say they will have to..
Students protest over creative questions
Several hundred students today blockaded the road in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka protesting a government move to increase the number of “creative questions” in both SSC and HSC examinations. The students under the banner of “Dhaka Chhatra Samaj” staged a two-hour sit-in in front of the press..
Guardians Unity Forum demands scrapping PSC exam
Guardians Unity Forum on Saturday demanded the scrapping of Primary School Certificate examination from this year. They, addressing a press conference in the capital, also demanded immediate execution of the High Court order to hold elections to all non-government schools and colleges. The forum, a platform of guardians of students..
JSC, JDC exams to start from Nov 1
This year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will start on Nov 1. The schedule was finalised on Monday at a meeting presided over by the secretary to primary and mass education ministry. “The exams will be held between Nov 1 and 17. Other issues over..
PSC, JSC exams under primary education ministry
The primary and mass-education minister, Mostafizur Rahman, on Saturday said the Primary School Certificate and Junior School Certificate examinations will now be held under his ministry from this year. ‘The PSC and JSC examinations will be held under the ministry of Primary and Mass-education from this year. The education boards..
Primary, Ebtedayee terminal exams to start 20 Nov
The Primary and Ebtedayee Terminal examinations-2016 will start across the country on 20 November this year. The examinations are scheduled to end on 27 November while the results are likely to be published in between 27 and 29 December. The decisions were taken at a meeting of the ‘National Steering..
PEC, JSC to continue in 2016
The cabinet on Monday sent back a proposal of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME) for introducing the Primary School Certificate Examination system from Class-VIII and cancelation of the existing system of Primary Education Completion (PEC) in Class-V. The cabinet meeting with Prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the..
Over 88 per cent crossed SSC hurdle
The number of candidates who passed the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations this year increased as a percentage of the total, although the number of students who secured a highest grade point average of 5 fell in comparison to the previous year, according to results published on Wednesday. There..
1,209 schools got show-cause notice
The education ministry has served show-cause notices to 1,209 institutions for not responding to an earlier order to pay back the additional exam fees that they charged students before the last year’s Secondary School Certificate exams. In the notices issued on February 25, the authorities of these institutions were asked..