Qawmi pass rate hits 75 percent
The results of the 40th Central Examination of Bangladesh Qawmi Madrasa Education Board (BEFAQ) have been published on Wednesday (Jun 21). The average pass rate in the examination is 74.93 percent. On Wednesday afternoon, Allama Ashraf Ali, Senior Vice President of the central office of Befakul Madarisil Arabia in Kajla,..
Selfie kills schoolboy
A class VIII student of Chuadanga VJ Government High School died while taking a selfie on a moving nagordola on Friday. The accident occurred on Friday (Jun 30) at 6:00pm in the city’s Police Park. The deceased Ishtiaque Ahmed Ridu was the only son of Advocate Imtiaz Hossain Ujjal. His..
Govt to fill teacher vacancy at secondary schools : Minister
A process is underway for recruiting teachers for the vacant posts with the secondary schools all across Bangladesh Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told the parliament that some 2,000 posts for teachers with the secondary schools are vacant across Bangladesh. He made the announcement while replying to a question posed..
`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..
Separate incidents kill 2 students in Tongi
A schoolboy was killed as miscreants stabbed him in Kha Para area of Tongi while a madrasa student died after falling down from the rooftop of a seven-storey building at Tongi’s Modhumita Road, police and hospital sources said today. “Few classmates stabbed Ferdous Ahmed, 14, a student of class-IX of..
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..
‘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..
Schoolgirls save fellow from early marriage
Seven courageous schoolgirls saved one of their fellows from early marriage in Nandail upazila of the district on Tuesday (11th April). She is Nadira Akhter Panna, a Class IX student at Nandail Pilot Girls’ High School, and daughter of day labourer Chand Mia of Dashalia area in Nandail municipality. Tuli..
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..