bKash, Netizen tie up for school fee payment through bKash
bKash Limited, one of the largest mobile financial service provider in Bangladesh signed an agreement recently with Netizen IT Limited, an education software management company. From now bKash customers can be able to make payment of various fees at schools and colleges though their bKash accounts. The deal would facilitate..
2.18-lakh children getting nutritious biscuits in Nilphamari
Two lakh 18 thousand and 534 students of 982 primary level educational institutions are getting nutritious biscuits daily during the school period under the School Feeding Programme (SFP) in the district. The information was disclosed at an orientation meeting on ‘Implementation of the SFP in poverty-prone areas’ arranged by the..
Brac distributes educational tools among 100 poor students
Some 100 primary students coming from poor and extreme poor families in the city received education equipment like schoolbag, Tiffin-box, notebook, pen and pencil free of cost. Brac distributed the tools in association with its ‘Urban Development Programme’ at a function in the conference hall of Rajshahi City Corporation here..
Lakehead School shut for ‘militant links’
The district administration of Dhaka yesterday sealed both the Dhanmondi and Gulshan branches of Lakehead Grammar School, shutting all its activities on allegations of patronising militancy, inspiring extremist views and helping form militant outfits. Two teams led by two executive magistrates conducted raids at the campuses of the English medium..
B’baria Capsize: ‘Blame lies with school’
Parents have blamed the authorities of a school for overcrowding the boat that capsized in the Pagla river in Brahmanbaria’s Nabinagar on Wednesday (01 November). The boat was hired by the authorities of Birgaon High School and College to take around 100 Junior School Certificate examinees to their test centre..
All primary schools to get multimedia classrooms
All the 65,000 government primary schools will be brought under multimedia classrooms’ facility to promote ICT-based education among early graders to make their study easily understandable, interesting and attractive, an official told here. “We are working on bringing all government primary schools under multimedia classrooms so that students get opportunity..
English classes to be conducted in English
Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education has asked the authorities of school and college to ensure that the English classes were conducted in English. In the wake of reported allegations of conducting English classes in Bangla at most of the colleges in the country, DSHE director general SM Wahiduzzaman issued..
Deposits of school banking increased by 28.20pc
Deposits with the school banking accounts at commercial banks have increased by 28.20 percent at end of the June 2017 compared to the corresponding period of the preceding year. The central bank’s latest quarterly report on financial inclusion shows that a total of Taka 1,128.73 crore was deposited with 13,34,343..
Mobile phones banned in classroom
Students and teachers in schools and colleges have been asked not to enter in classrooms with mobile phones, according to a new government order. The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education issued the order on Oct 12 and sent it to the schools and colleges. “Of late, it has come..
School burnt ‘over land dispute’
Unidentified criminals set fire to Bashi Government Primary School in Kalihati upazila of Tangail yesterday, following a dispute over the ownership of a portion of the school land. Criminals yesterday torched Bashi Government Primary School in Elenga municipality of Tangail’s Kalihati over land dispute, locals said. “Unidentified people set fire..
School committee president assaults teacher
A teacher was allegedly assaulted at his school premises by the president of the school managing committee. The incident took place at Mahendra Jhabati Government Primary School located at Madhabpur union in Kamalganj upazila of Moulvibazar district on July 10. On July 12, the victim, Abdul Khalek Chowdhury, filed a..
Education minister to find coaching-loving teachers
Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid has asked the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to prepare a list of the teachers who are involved in private tutoring at home and coaching centres defying the policy in this regard. In a note issued on June 28, Nahid also asked to..
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..
SSC, equivalent exam results May 4
The results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will be published simultaneously on May 4. Confirming the date, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid last night told that he along with chairmen of all 10 education boards would hand over a copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh..
`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..