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..
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..
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..
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..
Poor result leads to ban on facebook use by Rajuk College students
Authorities of Rajuk Uttara Model College has imposed a ban on the use of facebook by its higher secondary students for six months citing the grounds that the access to the most popular social media divert their attention from study. At a guardian-teacher meeting held on Saturday (August 5), the..
President, PM pay tribute to Bangabandhu
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday morning (August 15) paid deep homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his 42nd death anniversary and the National Mourning Day. Hamid placed floral wreaths at Bangabandhu’s portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial..
Siddiqur returns home
Siddiqur Rahman, the college student whose eyes were damaged during a demonstration in the capital last month, today returned home this afternoon from India after his eye treatment there. The flight carrying Siddiqur landed at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 3:20pm. Talking to reporters, Siddiqur said, “My health condition..
BB allows students to release fees for health coverage abroad
Bangladesh Bank (BB) has relaxed its regulation allowing students to release foreign exchange on account of health coverage or medical insurance fees for admission and study abroad. “It is observed that students intending to study abroad are in some cases required to make payment on account of health coverage or..
ACC launches drives against coaching-loving teachers
The Anti Corruption Commission has launched drives to stop coaching business where teachers of schools and colleges are involved violating the policies of education ministry in this regard. On Saturday (August 5) afternoon, for the first time, an ACC team conducted drives at Shahjahanpur and Shiddheshwary areas in the capital..