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..
Accused teacher found guilty, transferred to a remote school
Shahinur Rahman Shahin, a teacher of Ramnagar Government Primary School in Chatmohar upazila of the district, has been transferred to a school in a remote area as the primary inquiry found him guilty of caning a Class VI student of the school, official sources said. Shahin caned the girl, Ranjina..
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..
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..
Co-curricular Week at Kisholoy Balika Biddaloy & College
Co-curricular Week and The Inauguration of Newly-built Academic Building” holds at Kisholoy Balika Biddaloy O College in Mohammadpur of Dhaka city. The local MP, Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanok, was the Chief Guest of the of function. Alhaz Habibur Rahman Mizan, the general secretary of the Awamileague of Mohammadpur, Adabor &..
Govt. commits to ensure quality primary education: Speakers
Speakers at a discussion meeting here on Saturday observed that the present government is pledged to ensure qualitative and quantitative primary education for the sake of freeing of the nation from the curse of illiteracy. They viewed the district and upazila level officials concerned and teachers should discharge their duties..
Schoolgirl killed in Sylhet road crash
Schoolgirl was killed when a bus knocked down her in Gopal area of Sadar upazila on Saturday morning. Sources said Jharna Akter, 6, a class I student of a local school and daughter of Nur Ali, a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver, was killed when a Sylhet-bound bus from Sunamganj knocked down..
Minister orders schools to return extra fees
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday asked the educational institutions to return within seven working days the additional money they had collected in tuition fees and registration fees for the SSC examinations. “If they fail to do so, we will take stern actions … There is no room for being..
‘Quality Education’ Nation’s promise
National Primary Education Week is being celebrated in Mymensingh today. District Administration and World Vision is jointly celebrating the education week. Theme of the week is ‘Quality Education, Nation’s Promise’. Divisional Commissioner GM Salehuddin inaugurated the week today. A colourful rally was brought out from Town Hall. Representative from DC..
Schools asked to return extra fees: Nahid
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said extra fees collected during form fill-in of SSC and equivalent examinations must refund money to the examinees within seven days. “Education boards concerned have already been directed to submit a list of the schools, which were found collecting extra money from SSC examinees,”..
7000 absent on first day of SSC exams
Some 7000 students were absent on the first day of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations on Monday. Besides, seven examinees were expelled for copying while an invigilator was expelled for negligence of duty. The examinations began simultaneously across the country and in some overseas centres under eight general..
SSC examinee died in road crash yesterday
Two people, including a female SSC examinee, were killed and 15 others injured in separate road crashes in Haluaghat and Bhaluka upaizlas of the district on Monday. Abdul Haq, officer-in-charge of Haluaghat Police Station, said when SSC examine Merina Nokrek, daughter of Gagan Majhi, was returning home at East Gobrapukur..
No extra marks to increase pass rate: Nahid
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said there was no instruction from the government to give higher scores to the candidates of public examinations to improve the rate of success. “You [examiners] will check the answer script and evaluate properly. We are not under any kind of pressure over the..
1.52 lakh students to take part in SSC exams under Rajshahi board
A total of 1,52,566 students including 72,800 girls are set to take part in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations-2016 under Rajshahi Education Board scheduled to be begin tomorrow (Monday) like other boards in the country. The students will take part in the examinations in 227 centers from around 2,616..
SSC exam starts tomorrow
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations – 2016 under ten education boards will start from tomorrow. A total of 16, 51,523 students from 28,119 educational institutions will appear in the exams this year. Of them 8, 42,933 students are male and 8, 08,590 female. As many as 1,..
Students in science increased due to govt’s initiative: Nahid
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the number of students in science group has been increasing over the last four years due to the government’s time-befitting initiatives to encourage the students about science. “The government has taken various initiatives to check the decreasing of science group students”, he said..
Teachers injured by AL activists in Jhenidah
Seven teachers of Haripur High School in Jhenidah Sadar upazila were injured as a few local Awami League (AL) activists attacked them yesterday over formation of school managing committee (SMC). The injured are acting headmaster Jesmin Nahar, Nur-Islam, Swapan Kumar, Rezaul Islam, Atiar Rahman, Fatema Khatun and Jobbarul Islam. Jesmin..