7 schools hiked fees 11-100pc
Finds education directorate, suggests fixing fees of non-govt schools in keeping with pay scale. Seven renowned non-government schools in the capital had collected tuition fees hiked by 11 percent to as high as 100 percent before the government ordered them to stop it, according to a report. The Directorate of..
Teacher Insulted six Rakhine students
Six Rakhine students have stopped going to their school in Patuakhali after a teacher allegedly made a derogatory remark about their religion and asked other students not to befriend them. Family members of one of the six students have recently submitted a written complaint against Mawlana Afjal Hossain to the..
Police rescued abducted schoolboy in Jessore
Police rescued a schoolboy from in front of a dormitory of MM College in Jessore town yesterday, a day after his abduction. The victim is Naim Hassan Moon, 14, a Class IX student at Jessore Education Board School and College, and son of Rajek Jahangir, district correspondent of TV channel..
Leaking question paper is not possible, said Nahid
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said tougher action will be taken against rumour-mongers of question paper leakage in the public examinations. “A vested quarter spread rumour of question paper leakage to undermine the government’s achievements. Our vigilance will be very strong to resist such kinds of troublemakers during public..
‘Teacher’s role vital for eradicating child marriage’
The teachers of different secondary level educational institutions should play their vital role for eradicating child marriage to ensure at least higher secondary level education for every girl child. Educationists said this at a concluding ceremony of a ‘Day-long Master Trainers Training Course on Preventing Child Marriage Affairs Issues’ at..
Schoolgirl died from electrocution in Jessore
A schoolgirl died from electrocution at Dohakula village in Bagharpara upazila of Jessore district on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Nazmin Nahar, 14, a class-IX student of Bagharpara High School and daughter of Yunus Ali, a resident of the village. Police said Nazmin came in contact with a..
PM unhappy with delay in scouting expansion scheme
Dilly-dallying in preparation of a project related to expansion of scouting in the country to make it more time-befitting and upgrade its standard has irked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “I gave the directive for the expansion of scouting from primary level to higher secondary level to make it more time..
Primary level girls outnumbered boys
Female students outnumbered their male colleagues at the primary level by 1.4 percent. The percentage of enrollment of boys at this stage is 49.3 percent compared to 50.7 percent for girls, according to government data. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told that the total number of students currently enrolled at..
Viqarunnisa governing committee not to declared illegal, HC asked
The High Court on Tuesday asked authorities to explain in four weeks why the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College’s special governing committee headed by Rashed Khan Menon MP would not be declared illegal. A bench of Justice Zinat Ara and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the rule after hearing a..
Schools asked to deploy security personnel
The education ministry on Tuesday asked all the schools to appoint security guards at the entrances of the schools aiming to ensure safety of the institutions. It also asked school authorities to form a vigilance team comprising of teachers to ensure over all security of schools. All secondary level schools,..
Edn admin wants court’s directive
After failing to control abnormal increase in admission and monthly fees of major schools in Dhaka and Chittagong, the concerned administration is now looking to the High Court which had earlier forced 10 educational institutions to cut down their fees. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) and the Campaign..
Schoolboy killed by friend
A school student was killed allegedly by a friend near Shah Mostofa Road area in Sadar upazila of the district at around 9:00pm on Saturday. Police sent the body to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy yesterday. The deceased was identified as Nadim Uddin, 16, of Berirchar village in the..
Schoolboy killed for property
Police recovered the decomposed body of a schoolboy, killed allegedly by brothers-in-law, from Madhupur forest on Saturday night. Earlier on January 12, police arrested three people including two brothers-in-law of the boy in this connection. The victim, Jewel Rana, 14, only son of Hasan Ali of Mohishmara village, reads in..
Stop charging hiked fees
The government yesterday ordered the private schools to immediately stop collecting hiked tuition and other fees from students until further notice. The directive came in an official order issued by the education ministry amid a huge outcry of guardians over a sudden rise in monthly tuition fees. The order said..
Two School Girls Died on a Road Accident near Ramna Park
She wanted a new school dress, white in colour, as she would be admitted to Tejgaon Government Girls High School. But what her father had to buy for her yesterday was a piece of white cloth, a shroud, thanks to reckless driving on a city street. Sabiha Akhter Sonali, 14,..
Schoolgirl runs over near Shahbagh
Google Street view photograph of the Matsha Bhaban intersection where a schoolgirl was run over on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Aggrieved locals blockaded the road for about an hour. The photo also shows the rear of a number 8 bus – one of which ran over the girl. A ninth..
Govt urged to declare primary education as ‘right’
Educationists, lawmakers and right groups at a discussion meeting today urged the government to declare the primary education as ‘right’ to secure cent per cent enrolment in the country. They said now Bangladesh is near to achieve cent per enrolment in primary education and if it is declared as ‘right’,..
Scrap fee hike at CCC-run schools
Demonstrators, protesting against the increase in tuition fees of Chittagong City Corporation-run schools, were allegedly manhandled by police during their attempt to submit a memorandum to the mayor yesterday. At a press conference at Chittagong Press Club, guardians and students of CCC-run schools also alleged that police seized a camera..
Poverty, child marriage cause school dropouts
In Bogra’s Dhunat upazila, extreme poverty and child marriage are the root causes of students discontinuing their education, according to local school authorities. In the last three years around 2,500 students dropped out from the area’s schools. While 5,578 students of 5,667 Primary School Certificate (PSC) candidates from the upazila..