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..
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..
School students take oath to fight against drug abuse
Hundreds of secondary level school students have taken oath for creating adequate social awareness about severe consequences of drug abuse and addiction to save the young generations from ruining their future. They took the oath at an anti-drug grand rally and concert jointly organised by Marjina Memorial School and District..
T & T High School to celebrate Golden Jubilee Jan 23
T & T High Scholl, Moghbazar, presently known as BTCL Ideal School and College, will celebrate the Golden Jubilee (50 years) of the school on January 23, 2016. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal will attend it as chief guest which will start at 8.30am and continue till 9pm on the..
Bangladesh receives $100 million WB grant for primary education
The Government of Bangladesh on January 5 signed an agreement with the World Bank for a $100 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the ongoing Third Primary Education Development Program (PEDP3). The grant will help 19.5 million children in primary school to receive primary education and..
Discovery and Assignment of Elements with Atomic Numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118
IUPAC announces the verification of the discoveries of four new chemical elements: The 7th period of the periodic table of elements is complete. The fourth IUPAC/IUPAP Joint Working Party (JWP) on the priority of claims to the discovery of new elements has reviewed the relevant literature for elements 113, 115,..
Students, guardians of WLFSC demonstrate against tuition fees hike
Students and guardians of Wiles Little Flower School and College (WLFSC) today staged a demonstration in front of the school at Kakrail here against the increase of tuition fees of the students, disrupting vehicular movement for about one hour. Witnesses said several hundred students and their parents also formed a..
92.31% pass JSC, 92.46% pass JDC exams
A total of 92.31 percent examinees passed this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and 92.46 percent passed the Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations. The pass rate for JSC examinations saw a rise of 2.46 percent since the last year while the rate for JDC examinations dropped 1.04 percent. A total..