Education Secretary wants MCQs to go from public exams
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) should no longer be part of secondary and higher level public exams, Md. Sohrab Hossain, secretary of the Secondary and Higher Education Division, has suggested. “We have received reports that sometimes the invigilator is convinced by a school to ensure that all examinees get 30 out..
Interesting teaching-learning materials check student drop-out: experts
Speakers at a function yesterday said interesting and interactive teaching-learning materials are very effective tool to check drop-out rate of students. Poor teaching and learning materials hamper literacy skills of the early graders, they said at the inaugural function of an exhibition of teaching-learning materials at Directorate of Primary Education..
Pakistan to monitor edn institutions to curb terrorism
Pakistan is all set to monitor educational institutes after a group constituting of students and highly educated people was found involved in terrorist activities in the country. In a press briefing on Friday, the country’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that the National Counter Terrorism Authority is being activated to..
53,000 teaching posts in primary schools vacant
Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman on Wednesday said some 53,000 posts of teachers were currently lying vacant in the country’s 64,000 primary schools. “Of the vacant posts, about 21,000 are of headmasters and 32,000 of assistant teachers,” he said while addressing a press conference at his ministry on..
418 schools closed in Myanmar northern state as terrorist attacks continue
A total of 418 schools in three townships in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state have been closed as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists continued their attacks, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Monday. Of the schools closed, 183 are from Maungtaw township, 212 from Buthidaung township..
Prof Akhtaruzzaman made acting VC of Dhaka University
Islamic History professor Md Akhtaruzzaman has been appointed the vice-chancellor of Dhaka University on a temporary basis. The move aims to help the public university function smoothly after the tenure of vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique ended last month, the government said in a notice on Monday. Prior to his new..
One million more primary students to get stipend
To arrest dropout rate at primary level, the government has decided to give stipend to one million more students increasing the number of stipend recipients to 14 million. The Executive Committee of the National Economic of Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the revised proposal for expanding the project ‘Primary Education..
Sedition case: Release of 13 jailed teachers demanded
Bangladesh Shikkhak Samity on Saturday urged the government to release 13 school teachers who were sent to jail on August 23 on charge of defaming Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a question paper. The samiti’s Chittagong wing, at a press conference, said that the teachers were victimised by a vested..
Police ‘accidiently’ shot Prof Shahedul, Probe body formed
Police on Thursday night ‘accidently’ shot a Dhaka education board official in front of hotel The Westin Dhaka. Dhaka Education Board secretary, Professor Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury, was caught in line of the gunshot just after coming out of a meeting held at the city hotel, Gulshan Police Station officer-in-charge Abu..
National University postpones exams due to flood
The authorities have postponed examinations of degree (pass course) for academic year of 2015 and fourth years of honours for the academic of 2016 due to flood. The examinations of both degree pass course and honours, scheduled to be held from August 26 to 29, 2017 have been postponed, a..
JS body wants technical edn for underprivileged children
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Social Welfare Ministry today recommended enhancing the opportunity of technical and general education for underprivileged children to resolve their unemployment problem. The recommendation came at a meeting of the committee at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with the committee Chairman Md Mozammel Hossain in the..
13 schoolteachers sent to jail on sedition charge
A Chittagong court on Wednesday sent 13 schoolteachers to jail in a sedition case on charge of defaming Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a question paper. Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Sazzad Hossain of Banshkhali passed the order after the accused had appeared before the court with bail prayers. The magistrate..
Creative Questions: Futile exercise of ADB funded SESIP component
Eight years inside implementation of a multi-billion-dollar project to improve secondary education quality, the government found at least 52 per cent teachers were unable to prepare creative questions for their students. Of the 52 per cent teachers, 32 per cent take help of their colleagues in preparing and the other..
Dhaka University to observe ‘Black Day’ Wednesday
Dhaka University (DU) will observe August 23 as the “Black Day” in memory of the “inhuman, sad and condemnable” attack on the university’s teachers, students and officials on August 20-23, 2007. To mark the day, teachers, students, officials and employees of the university will wear black badges, said a DU press..
Education minister urges students to materialize Bangabandhu’s ideology
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today urged the students to work for materializing the ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to make the country a ‘Sonar Bangla’. “My aim is to implement the ideology of Bangabandhu… I would like to urge you (students) to work for..
Teacher forced students to drink drain water
Although the corporal punishment is prohibited, a teacher of a primary school in Jajira upazila has forced some 28 students of class IV to drink contaminated water from a sewer for not completing their lessons. Victims, their parents and locals told dainikshiksha.com that Shahanaz Parveen, assistant teacher of Gangaprashad Govt..
Primary schoolteacher raped in classroom
An assistant teacher of a government primary school was allegedly gang raped in a classroom of a primary school in Betagi upazila in Barguna. The victim filed a case with Betagi police station on Thursday night accusing six people. Officer-in-charge of Betagi police station Mamun-or-Rashid said the victim was sent..
bKash offers 20pc cash back on Eid shopping
bKash Limited, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country offers up to 20% instant cash back to its customers on shopping at select outlets on the occasion of Eid-ul- Adha. Once the payment is made through bKash, the customer will receive the cash back amount instantly in their..
WB-funded education project’s oppressed teacher seeks transfer
Asim Kumar Das has requested his higher authority to transfer him to a high school as he has been a victim of communal oppression at his current workplace, Shimuliya Siddiqia Alim Madrasha, Gazaria, Munshiganj. Asim is posted as an additional class teacher of science subjects at the madrsha under the..