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,..
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..
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..
Schoolgirl beaten up for refusing love proposal
A schoolgirl was beaten up by a boy for not accepting his love proposal at Sathani Bridge in Adakhola area under Rajapur upazila on Sunday. The girl is a Class VII student of Adakhola High School in the upazila. “Two boys from my neighbourhood, Saiful and Ujjal, have been making..
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..
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..
National English Curnival Organized by Notre Dame has Ended
Second National English Carnival 2016, a language competition, ended in the capital’s Notre Dame College yesterday with a prize giving ceremony. Seventy nine students were awarded at the event in the first, second, and third grades in eight categories, including spelling master, intensive reading, recitation, story writing, extempore speech, multimedia..