Govt decides to extend pre-primary education to 2 years
The government has taken a decision to extend pre-primary education, an important component of early childhood learning, to two years from existing one year.
Educational institutions to remain shut until May 30
All educational institutions in Bangladesh will remain shut until May 30. The secretary of secondary and higher secondary education made the announcement Tuesday, reports UNB. “Shortly, an order will be issued in this regard,” he sai
English-medium schools demand incentives
English Medium School Association of Bangladesh on Saturday demanded government incentive for continuing their operations and paying salaries to the teachers and employees amid coronavirus outbreak. Association convenor Quazi Taif Sadat said that they sent an application to education minister Dipu
All educational institutions to remain closed till May 5
All the educational institutions will remain closed until May 5 in line with the general holidays announced by the government for fourth time today aiming to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, reports BSS. “Following the general holida
Coronavirus Prevention: How prepared are schools?
Despite growing concern over coronavirus, schools in the capital appear to be ill-prepared to contain any possible spread of the virus.
Cumilla youth hacked to death in village arbitration over stalking of sister
A youth was allegedly hacked to death by a stalker and his aides in the presence of a Salish or village arbitration, held over the harassment of the victim’s sister, in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla on Thursday night.
Saudi Arabia suspends schools, universities
Saudi Arabia announced the suspension of schools and higher education institutions as of Monday, March 9, until further notice, the Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday.
PM for no group separation at SSC level
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said there was no need for group separation in class nine and all students can take up same subjects up to Secondary School Certificate level to unleash their merit.
Unsafe school in Jhenaidah
We find it abhorrible that a school built in 1960 and declared unsafe by the Education Engineering Department (EED) in Jhenaidah in 2015 is still in operation. The two-storey building located in Kotchandpur upazila town has exposed iron rods and the plaster keeps falling off the ceilings and yet we
Monday’s JSC, JDC exams postponed
The Junior School Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate examinations scheduled for Monday have been postponed as very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul continues to approach the coast. MA Khair, public relations officer of the Education Ministry, confirmed the matter to UNB on Saturday noon. The po
Schoolboy killed as building collapses in Narayanganj
A schoolboy was killed and another injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Narayanganj city this afternoon. The deceased, Shoain Hossain, 10, was a class-VI student, said Afroza Hasan Diba, a councillor of Narayanganj City Corporation. One of the residents of the building might have tra
World Teachers’ Day
The World Teachers’ day is being observed today In Bangladesh along with the rest of the world. World Teachers’ Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/Unesco recommendation concerning the status of teachers. This recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibili
Viqarunnisa student infected with dengue dies
An eighth grade student, who was diagnosed with dengue, has died at a private hospital in Dhaka. Isra Taskin Asmita, 13, was daughter of Amanat Maula who is a resident of Ajimpur area. Isra, a student of Ajimpur branch of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, was admitted to Millennium Heart and Ge
Schoolgirl who was 'stalked' takes her own life in Pirojpur
A schoolgirl allegedly took her own life in Bhandaria upazila of Pirojpur early today “after she was threatened with circulating fake photos on social media by a stalker”. The deceased was identified as Rukaiya Rupa, 15, a class-X student of Bandar Government Girls’ High School and daughter of Ruhu
Only President, PM are VIPs: HC
Regarding VIP protocol, the High Court on Wednesday observed that President and Prime Minister are only the VIPs (very important person) and rest all employees of the state. The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and K M Kamrul Quader made the observation while hearing a writ petition filed seeking
Teacher arrested for harassing female student
Police arrested a school teacher on charge of harassing a female student at Akhaura on Tuesday afternoon. The accused teacher is Samsul Alam Palash, 48, English teacher of Devagram Government High School. Local people said the teacher allegedly touched a female student inappropriately while he was
Install complaint box in schools to tackle child repression: HC
The High Court on Wednesday ordered authorities concerned to install complaint boxes in all the schools across the country so that students could let their grievances know against any kind of repression. A High Court division bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader pa
Govt cancels Viqarunnisa principal recruitment process after alleged irregularities
The government has now altogether cancelled recruitment of principal at the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, which was suspended earlier, over allegations of irregularities in the entire process. In an order to the Dhaka education board on Thursday, the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Educa
Madrasa teacher held for raping 12 students
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today arrested a madrasa teacher from Fatullah area of Narayanganj in connection with rape of at least 12 of his female students, Rab said. The arrestee Al Amin, 45, is founding director and principal of Baitul Huda Cadet Madrasa and also the imam of a local mosque, our