Rules defied in pre-primary school teacher postings
Motiur Rahman and Israt Jahan have been recently appointed pre-primary school teachers. But the secure government jobs have brought them more worries than joy, because both face an almost insurmountable barrier — distance. After doing an MA at Rajshahi University, Motiur had wondered what kind of job would suit him..
Still Pak premier after 43 years of Independence
The name of a Pabna school, named after the then Pakistani premier and built in 1952 right before the historic Language Movement, has not been changed even after 43 years since the independence. Bangladesh Railway Government Nazimuddin High School was established to teach Urdu. At a public meeting at the..
Two remanded over killing of 4 schoolboys
A Habiganj court on Thursday granted 10-day remands for each of the accused who were arrested in connection with the killing of four schoolboys at Sundrateki in Bahubal. Senior Judicial Magistrate M Kawser Alam passed the order after officer-in-charge of Detective Branch Abdul Muktadir, also investigation officer of the case,..
Islami Bank Awarded Scholarships to Students
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) has awarded scholarships to more than 200 underprivileged meritorious students yesterday. Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Managing Director and CEO of the Bank handed over the scholarship money and educational instruments to the students at a function in Khulna as the chief guest. Md. Rabiul Islam, General..
Help pry schools be tech savvy
Stressing the importance of digital education, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the affluent of the society to come up with support like providing multimedia projectors and laptops to primary schools of their respective areas. “I hope they will donate to schools as gifts and this is my ardent call..
Unfinished Memories of Bangabandhu great source of learning for children: Radwan
Radwan Mujib Siddiq today said the Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu is a great source of learning for all particularly children. Siddiq, grandson of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and son of Sheikh Rehana, younger sister of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said this while unveiling the publication of..
Schoolboy drowned in the Shitalakkhya
A schoolboy named Sabbir hossain drowned yesterday in the Shitalakkhya in Gazipur. The body of Sabbir Hossain, 13, was recovered on Friday afternoon, said Abdus Sattar who is in charge of Kaliganj Fire Service. He was the son of Kamal Mia of Moktarpur village in Kaliganj and a student of..
Schoolteacher held for derogatory remarks
The police arrested a schoolteacher on Friday night at Kanaikhali in Natore town on charge of making derogatory remarks against Shafiqul Islam Shimul, lawmaker from Natore-2 constituency, and his wife on social networking site Facebook. Officer-in charge of Sadar police station Mizanur Rahman said Tasnuva Rahman Mitu, a teacher of..
Educating the orphans
Faridul Islam Farid would not want others to suffer what he went through. After his parents died, his brothers tried to force him to give up studies and work at their family store. So, Farid had to leave home and continued studying on his own. He tutored students and did..
Two schoolgirls prevented
A mobile court yesterday foiled two attempted child marriages in Natore sadar upazila. The court, led by Nairuzzaman Khan, Natore sadar upazila nirbahi officer, rushed to Islabari and stopped the attempted marriage of Bilkis Khatun, 13, daughter of Abdur Razzak of the village, then went to Haguria village and foiled..
Two schools to adjust additional amount
Two private schools in the capital have announced they would adjust the additional money they had collected as tuition fees with the fees for February in compliance with a government order. Viqarunnisa Noon School and College yesterday sent a letter to the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DHSE), saying..
Two to die for killing schoolgirl in Gazipur
A Gazipur court sentenced two men to death and a woman to five years in jail for killing a schoolgirl in 2014, on Tuesday. The convicts are Sumon Sheikh, 22, son of Akkas Sheikh of Sirajganj district, Abdul Alim, 45, son of Golam Martuza of the district, and Shefali Begum,..
Mostafijur for flourishing talent of children
Primary and Mass Education Minister Mohammad Mostafijur Rahman, MP, yesterday said the authorities concerned should ensure proper caring and opportunity to flourish the latent and inner potentialities of school students. “Many talented children are being deprived of getting proper chance to flourish their hidden potentialities at grassroots level . …
Female schoolteacher held by Meherpur police on extortion charge
Meherpur police arrested a schoolteacher on charge of her involvement in extortion of Tk 89,174 from a local trader, yesterday. The arrestee is Nawrin Ferdous, assistant teacher of Terail Government Primary School in Gangni upazila of Meherpur district. Victim Aftab Hossain, owner of Yasin Medicine Corner at Gangni Bazar, alleged..
Schoolgirl punished as family too poor to buy uniform
Ranjina Khatun Rojoni, a Class VI student of Ramnagar Government Primary School in Chatmohar upazila of Pabna district, was punished during school assembly for not wearing a new school uniform on Saturday. “Md Shahinur Rahman Shahin, a teacher of fine arts, caned me during assembly on Saturday morning because I..
3 jailed for teasing schoolgirl in Meherpur
A mobile court here on Monday sentenced three youths to one month’s jail for eve- teasing under Sadar upazila. The convicts are Shariful Islam, 25, Biddut Hossain, 22 and M Sadhin, 28 at Govipur village of the upazila. The court sources said local people caught them while they were teasing..
Education fair held in Gaibandha
A day-long education fair was held on the premises of Maddhyapara Government Primary School of the town here on Monday amid much enthusiasm to the students and the teachers. Directorate of Primary Education arranged the fair as a part of the celebration of National Primary Education Week-2016 in a befitting..
Schoolgirl ‘raped’ in Ashulia, 2 arrested
Two people were arrested yesterday following a case filed for allegedly abducting an 11-year-old girl on Thursday and raping her in captivity till Friday in Polashbari area of Ashulia, outside the capital. Zisan Ahmed Biju, 30, and Lipi Akter, 22 — claiming to be a married couple — were arrested..
82 schools closed as teachers go on picnics
Keeping 82 government primary schools in Parbatipur upazila closed, at least 265 teachers along with their family members went on picnics on Saturday, angering parents. ”Saturday is a working day. They [the teachers] should have done it on a Friday,” Aleya Begum, mother of a class-V student at Rajabasar Government..