`Achieving quality of education remains a foremost challenge’
The country’s secondary education is mostly in disarray when it comes to quality, a member of the Planning Commission told a discussion in the capital yesterday. Dr Shamsul Alam said, “Arbitrary enlistments of educational institutions on MPO left them in a complete mess.” “How quality education can be ensured without..
Science-based co-curricular activities ignored in schools
Schools take limited or no interest in science based co- curricular activities that could help develop students’ interest in studying science and their scientific outlook. Academicians said that schools were seldom seen holding their own in-school science fairs. Science Olympiad, a team competition in which students compete in events relating..
Students’ vital role to prevent terrorism, militancy
Students should play vital role towards thwarting all sorts of terrorism and militancy so that none more militants and extremists are generated. All quarters of the society including the students should remain alert and conscious against the militancy for the sake of freeing the nation from its curse. They should..
Schoolboy killed as wood falls on him
A schoolboy was killed as a piece of wood of an under-construction building fell on him in Chirirbandar upazila of the district on yesterday. The deceased was Rubayet Jamil Plaban, 13, a Class IX student of Ideal Residential School in the upazila, and son of Emdadul Haque of Birampur upazila. ..
Book-reading habit for enlightening citizens stressed
Book reading habit can enhance knowledge of the citizens by removing their ignorance for building an enlightened society as well as a more civilised nation. Member of the Parliament from reserved constituency Advocate Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia made the observation while addressing prize distribution ceremony of the “Book Reading Competition-..
SWAK educates autistic children free of cost
Rahela Begum (not her real name) got married with Bangladeshi expatriate in Kuwait Nezam Uddin in 1996 when she was only 17. Just after one year of their marriage, Rahela became the mother of a baby boy. After passage of one and a half years, the parents of the boy..
Schoolgirl kills self after failing to prevent her marriage
A pal of gloom descended the area as a schoolgirl committed suicide allegedly after failing to prevent her parents from preparation for her marriage in Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat. The ill-fated girl, Marjia Sultana, 15, daughter of Amzad Hossain of Debishaul village in Akkelpur, was a Class IX science student..
Trial of schoolgirl Risha murder case begins
A Dhaka court on Monday (17th April) began the trial of Obaidul Khan, the lone accused in the murder case of 14-year-old schoolgirl Suraiya Akhter Risha. Judge Abul Kashem of Eight Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court framed charges against Obaidul and set May 8 to record testimony of the witnesses..
2 schoolgirls ‘raped’
Two girls aged between 10 and 11 years were allegedly raped in the capital’s Jatrabari on Saturday (15th April) night by four youths, one of whom was arrested early yesterday (16th April). Dr Bilkis Begum, coordinator of One-Stop Crisis Centre of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, told that one victim, a..
2 schoolboys drown in Teesta
Two schoolboys drowned in the Teesta River at Mohipur in Gangachhara upazila of Rangpur yesterday (14th April). The deceased were identified as Anwarul Sayeed, 14, a resident of Dhap area of Rangpur city, and Sumon Ahmed, 14, of Islambagh area in the city. They were Class-VIII students of Brighton School and..
`Government to arrange students, guardian and teachers counseling against radicalization’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government would arrange counseling for students, teachers and guardians against radicalization of youths. In a video conference with the people of Mymensingh division from her Gonobhaban residence here today the Prime Minister said a trained group of personnel would be developed to counsel..
‘Don’t give up, fight early marriage’
This year’s International Women of Courage Award winner Sharmin Akter, a girl from Jhalakathi who had resisted a forced marriage at the age of 15, urged schoolgirls on Wednesday (12th April) to fight child marriage and continue their studies breaking all the barriers. The United States embassy in Dhaka presented..
For breaking her child’s sleep!
Nine primary students were injured as a teacher beat them up severely for breaking her child’s sleep. The injured are Class V students of Chadkhana Nurunnesa Government Primary School in Kishoreganj upazila. The victims said assistant teacher Sabiha Siddika came to school with her eight-year-old son on Tuesday (11th April)…
Youth gets life for abducting & raping schoolgirl
A court here yesterday (12th April) sentenced a man to life imprisonment for abducting and raping a schoolgirl in 2013. Judge Md Abdul Mannan of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 handed down the verdict. The convict is Ariful Islam, 23, son of Md Hakimuddin of Shajadpur village in Shajahanpur..
HC issues rule on realizing fee from pupils with scholarship
The High Court today issued a rule upon the authorities concerned asking as to why it shall not declare realizing of tuition and admission fees by different school authorities from the students with scholarships. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque..
Authorities support rising number of creative questions
In response to protests by some students against the rising number of creative questions in SSC and HSC tests, the authorities say the move aims to stop question paper leak. The inter-educational board also thinks the students ‘misapprehended’ the new time allocation. The protesting students say they will have to..
77pc schoolchildren watch pornography
Almost 77 per cent of the capital’s schoolchildren watch pornography, according to a survey of Manusher Jonno Foundation. The survey also said that most of the people in these videos are aged under 18. Lack of proper sex education and such videos are making them perverts, it added. The results..
Students protest over creative questions
Several hundred students today blockaded the road in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka protesting a government move to increase the number of “creative questions” in both SSC and HSC examinations. The students under the banner of “Dhaka Chhatra Samaj” staged a two-hour sit-in in front of the press..
City primary schools rented out illegally for social events
Managing committees and teachers of government primary schools in the capital rent out their campuses for holding weddings, birthday parties and others social events ignoring the rules. Rented out school class rooms and open spaces remain littered with leftovers, said students. Teachers told dainikshiksha.com that they rented out school campuses..