Abducted Lagos schoolgirls rescued: police
Three secondary school students who were abducted from their school in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, have been rescued, police told AFP yesterday. “We have rescued the three girls in the early hours of today (Sunday)… in Igbokuta village,” said Lagos State police spokeswoman Dolapo Badmus. “The girls are in good..
Teachers attacked ‘by management committe president’
Managing committee president of Nowagaon Government Primary School in Dharamapasa upazila in Sunamganj allegedly attacked headmistress and an assistant teacher of this school yesterday. Dipali Rani Das, the headmistress, and Moni Rani Talukdar were admitted to Dharamapasa Upazila Health Complex. Following a dispute over government biscuit distribution among schoolchildren, the..
Classes disturbed as 9 school buildings unusable for 3 yrs
Students of nine government primary schools in four of six Jhenidah’s upazilas are facing trouble attending classes as school buildings were declared abandoned three years ago. The schools are Bagutia government primary school under Sadar upazila, Dakatia primary school, Sheba Shangho primary school, Purba Rangierpota primary school, Arpara primary school,..
More than 3,300 teachers to be fire over
Mexico’s government will fire more than 3,300 teachers who skipped evaluations under a controversial education reform that has sparked protest in the country’s poorest states, authorities said on Monday. Education Minister Aurelio Nuno said 2.2 percent of the 153,000 teachers who had to take the test never showed up and..
AIDS rumour solitaries’ schoolboy
A school in western Sri Lanka has been emptied of all but one pupil amid false rumours that the boy has AIDS. Parents removed their children from the Kurunegela School last week, despite the six-year-old having a certificate proving he does not have the disease. His mother said many other..
Students get reception in Rajshahi
Some 400 poor but meritorious students from village level schools were given reception here for creating more inspiration among themselves towards education besides taking the literacy rate up to cherished mark. Paba Area Development Programme (ADP) of World Vision Bangladesh organized the reception and prize-giving ceremony at Shilpakala Academy auditorium..
2 schoolgirls saved from premature marriage
Two schoolgirls were saved from underage marriage in Dinajpur and Thakurgaon districts on Friday. Informed that marriage of an eighth grader was arranged at Binodnagar village in Nawabganj upazila of Dinajpur on Friday night, UNO Bazlur Rashid who led a mobile court rushed to the spot and stopped the marriage..
Schools to be asked to hang notices to stop corporal punishment
Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman yesterday said the government would take initiatives to hang circulars in front of the head teacher’s offices at all 64,000 primary schools in the country, banning corporal punishment to discipline students. “We will do this so that the teachers and guardians can see..
1,209 schools got show-cause notice
The education ministry has served show-cause notices to 1,209 institutions for not responding to an earlier order to pay back the additional exam fees that they charged students before the last year’s Secondary School Certificate exams. In the notices issued on February 25, the authorities of these institutions were asked..
Fellows protest for fellows in Patuakhali
Teachers and students of Char Chaplee Islamia High school in Kalapara upazila of the district formed a human chain on the school premises on Saturday, demanding exemplary punishment of the culprits who attacked three fellow students of the institution the day before. The injured are Md Sohag and Shahin, SSC..
Schoolteacher killed in Sirajganj road accident
A schoolteacher was killed as a truck hit his motorcycle in Shamolipara Bus-stand area on the Bogra-Nagarbari highway under Ullapara upazila of the district this morning. The deceased was identified as Korban Ali, 45, head teacher of Lahiri Mohonpur Girl’s High school of the upazila. Police said the..
Two schoolgirls died mysteriously
Two schoolgirls died within around half an hour after falling sick at Jaintapur of Sylhet on Friday. Police suspected that Imrana Begum, 15, and Rosna Begum, 14, eighth graders at Durgapur High School in Kanaighat upazila, might have died after drinking contaminated fruit drink. Imrana, aunt of Rosna, was from..
Three schoolboys stabbed and hacked in Savar
Miscreants on Friday morning hacked three school boys in Jamsing Moholla of Savar over previous enmity. Police quoting witnesses said a group of unidentified miscreants swooped in on the three boys and stabbed them indiscriminately. Hearing their screams, the locals came to their rescue and rushed them to Savar Enam..
Dropout rate is still high
Grade eight students accounted for almost half of those who dropped out at the secondary level in the country last year. A draft of the government’s latest educational statistical report presents a worrying picture as 40.29 percent of the secondary students dropped out last year with 19.11 percent of them..
4 schoolboys murder accused Bachchu killed in ‘gunfight’
Bachchu Miah, one of the accused in the killing of four children in Habiganj, was killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion at Deorgach in Chunarughat of the district early Thursday. Kazi Maniruzzaman Monir, commanding officer of RAB-9 Srimangal camp, said they responded to a..
lovers beaten mercilessly with hands tied
The video footage of a teenage boy and a girl being tortured in Zanjira upazila of Shariatpur district with shoe garlands around their necks allegedly for their elopement has triggered angry outcry. The video clip, uploaded in social media and Youtube, showed the Class-VII girl and one of her neighbors..
More than 7 involved in four child killings
More than seven people were involved in the killing of the four children at Sundartiki of Bahubal in Habiganj, said accused Jewel Mia in his confessional statement before a magistrate yesterday. “On Friday Rubel Mia had said seven people took part in the killing mission, but Jewel Mia named some..
Alok Shikkhaloy students portray zeal for mother language
A class V student yesterday expressed her intent that had she been there in 1952, she would have definitely joined the Language Movement to get Bangla recognised as the state language. Mahmuda Akhter portrayed her determination to protect her mother language through a painting at an art competition at Alok..
Schoolboy got beaten to death by teacher in Jhalakathi
A class-10 student, who was injured reportedly, being caned by his teacher at Shouljalia High School in Kathalia upazila of Jhalakati 12 days ago, has succumbed to his injuries in a Dhaka hospital on Friday. The deceased, Shuvo Howlader, son of Sanjib Howlader, was cremated on Saturday. Family sources claimed..