Benjamin Costa passes away
Fr Benjamin Costa, an eminent educationist and former principal of Notre Dame College in Dhaka, died at a Dhaka hospital yesterday. He was 75. The man, who had a great contribution to the country’s education sector and human development, left behind a host of relatives, admirers, followers and well-wishers to..
Technical education to boost economic development: Nahid
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the government is promoting technical education to boost economic development in the country. “In 2009, there was only one percent student enrolment in the technical education while the current enrolment is 14 per cent,” he told a workshop at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh…
Daraz to introduce general mobile in Bangladeshi market
General Mobile, founded in USA, has started its operations in Bangladesh through daraz.com.bd. an online marketplace of Bangladesh. A event is held on the occasion at Westin on 12th October. Customers can get GM 5 and GM 6 models of General Mobile at their doorsteps by ordering from daraz.com.bd. Pre-booking..
JS body for independent PSC for recruiting primary school teachers
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Primary and Mass Education Ministry recommended creating an independent public service commission on 11th October (PSC) for employing teachers for primary schools. The recommendation made at the 39th meeting of the committee at Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban here with its Chairman Md Motahar Hossain in..
Rokeya University observed their 9th anniversary
The ninth founding anniversary of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) was observed amid festivity and fanfare. Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah inaugurated the celebration hoisting national flag in the morning, said a press release. Later, he placed wreaths at the portraits of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur..
DU receives tk 20 lakh for Jasimuddin hall trust fund
Dhaka University (DU) authorities have received tk. 20 lakh donation further to enhance the capital of Kabi Jasimuddin Hall Trust Fund of the university. Prof. Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah, Provost of Kabi Jasimuddin Hall handed over a cheque for tk. 20 lakh to DU Treasurer Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin..
Digital learning system can improve child literacy skills: experts
Although Bangladesh has made a considerable progress in increasing enrolment of students at the primary level, the country is facing a challenge to improve literacy skills of the early graders. Experts and education campaigners blamed traditional teaching and learning materials for poor performance of students at the primary level. Though..
Biman embraces bKash payment
The customers of bKash limited, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country can now pay through bKash while purchasing tickets from Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Kamal Quadir, Chief Executive Officer of bKash Limited and A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the national carrier signed..
VC of World University left Dhaka for Dubai
Professor Dr. Abdul Mannan Choudhury, Vice Chancellor of World University of Bangladesh left Dhaka for Dubai to attend 24th Internal Conference of International Academy of Management & Business, said a press release here today . He will present a paper entitled `In Pursuit of Quality Higher Education in Bangladesh’ there..
School burnt ‘over land dispute’
Unidentified criminals set fire to Bashi Government Primary School in Kalihati upazila of Tangail yesterday, following a dispute over the ownership of a portion of the school land. Criminals yesterday torched Bashi Government Primary School in Elenga municipality of Tangail’s Kalihati over land dispute, locals said. “Unidentified people set fire..
Univ student killed near his home
He dreamt of becoming a businessman like his father, but he could not live that dream, as his life was cut short yesterday by muggers when he was only 22 years old, hoping to graduate in computer science and engineering. Khandakar Abu Talha, a second year student of Daffodil University,..
BACS-BUBT National Programming Camp-17 ends
The five-day BACS-BUBT National Programming Camp 2017, organized by the Dept. of CSE, BUBT, and BUBT IT Club, in association with Bangladesh Advanced Computing Society (BACS), ended on Sunday ( October 8). Held at BUBT’s permanent campus of Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT), Mirpur in Dhaka, 250 students..
Long-term truants make nervy school return in Iraq’s Mosul
After three years of forced truancy due to the Islamic State group’s seizure of the Iraqi city of Mosul, teenager Ali Salem waited nervously outside school to sit an English exam. Before heading out bright and early from a camp for the displaced in Hajj Ali, 60 kilometres (35 miles)..
Over 900 children getting education in jails
More than 900 children of women prisoners in 10 jails across the country are being given pre-primary education to enlighten them with knowledge and culture. The Bangladesh Shishu Academy is giving the teachings in Bangla reading and writing, mathematics, fine arts, craft, dance, song, physical exercise, acting, story writing, sports,..
Austrian Professor meets DU VC
Professor Dr Franz Ottner of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences of Vienna, Austria paid a courtesy call on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman at his office on October 2. DU Professors at the Department of Soil, Water and Environment Dr Md Aminur Rahman Majumder..
PM to address NU education assembly on October 12
An education assembly of National University (NU) will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the city on October 12 with the theme ‘We will build the country with education’. NU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Harun-Or-Rashid disclosed this today at a press conference at the university’s city office at..
Islamic University of Technology hosts ESONANCE
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Islamic University of Technology (IUT) has organized ESONANCE, a departmental fest of this department on Friday (29 September) at its own campus at Gazipur, Bangladesh. Former education secretary and chief adviser of dainikshiksha.com Md. Nazrul Islam Khan inaugurated the opening ceremony as Chief..
Mashrafe becomes brand ambassador of bKash
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the captain of Bangladesh National Cricket team in One day Internationals joined hands with bKash Limited to become the brand ambassador of the largest mobile financial service provider in Bangladesh. As a brand ambassador, Mashrafe will appear in various campaigns and activities to promote and create awareness..
Nahid opens online EIIN programme, education directory app
With the view to reaching e-service to the doorsteps of people, online Educational Institution Identification Number (EIIN) programme and the education directory application were launched here yesterday. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid inaugurated the services at a function at Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (BANBEIS) Conference Centre. The..