30 JU students get Dilara-Mujib Trust scholarship
A total of 30 students of Government and Politics (GP) department of Jahangirngar University (JU) yesterday received ‘Dilara-Mujib Trust Scholarship’. Executive member of the scholarship management committee and Associate Professor of the department ASM Firoz-Ul-Hasan handed over the stipend money to the recipients at a function at the department’s seminar..
JU Teachers’ Association to help flood-hit people
Jahangirnagar University Teacher’s Association (JUTA) has decided to donate equivalent amount of one-day salary of all teachers to help flood affected people of northern and central part of Bangladesh. JUTA president Professor Dr. Farid Ahmed told yesterday, “under the supervision of JUTA, we will collect equivalent amount of one-day salary..
25 people, mostly students, killed in Malaysia school fire
Twenty-five people, most of them students, were killed Thursday when a blaze tore through a Malaysian religious school, in what officials said was one of the country’s worst fire disasters for years. The blaze broke out before dawn in the two-storey building, Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, located in the centre..
Quality of all textbooks to be improved gradually: Edn Minister
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the quality of all textbooks from class six to eight would be improved gradually. “The corrected textbooks of class nine and ten will be more interesting and easier to read to the students … and quality of the textbooks from class six to..
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..
International Literacy Day today
Like other countries around the globe, Bangladesh will observe the International Literacy Day today in a befitting manner. ‘Literacy in a Digital World’ is the global theme of this year which is targeted to drive the global education 2030 agenda under Sustainable Development Goal. Apart from the global theme, the..
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..
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..
UNFPA wants DSHE to refund ‘ineligible expenditure’
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has asked the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) to recover and refund a total of Tk 6.45 million as its audit identified the amount as ‘ineligible expenditure’ in the project titled “Generation Breakthrough”. Generation Breakthrough project is a multi-pronged community approach to..