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..
HC summons OC, UNO for sentencing schoolboy
The High Court on September 20 summoned the Sakhipur upazila nirbahi officer and the officer-in-charge of Sakhipur Police Station in Tangail to appear before it and explain why a schoolboy was sentenced to two years in jail over alleged threats made to a lawmaker via Facebook. [inside-ad] Sakhipur UNO Mohammad..
Milon confesses killing Nitu
Milon Mandal, a key accused in schoolgirl Nitu murder case, has confessed to killing the Madaripur girl, according to the police. Milon reportedly made a confessional state in front of senior judge Fowzia Hafsa of Madaripur chief judicial magistrate court on Monday. Sub-inspector of Dasar police station Mohammad Bayozid Mridha,..
Schoolgirl hacked to death
A ninth grade school girl was hacked to death on her way to school in Madaripur on Sunday morning. A youth was detained in connection with the killing which took place in Thakurbari area of Nabagram village under Kalkini upazila in the district. The deceased is Nitu Mandal, daughter of..
School girls drown in Lakshmipur
A school girl drowned and another went missing in the River Dhakatia in Raipur upazila of the district today. The victim was identified as Shamima Akter, 12, hailing from Udmara village. She was a student of class four at Dakkhin Udmara Govt Primary School of the upazila. The missing girl..
Strengthening cultural activities to prevent militancy stressed
Strengthening and flourishing cultural activities in the educational institutions could effectively prevent militancy, terrorism, drug abuse and corruption from the society to establish sustainable peace in the country. Chairman of Dinajpur Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Professor Ahmed Hossain said this while addressing the launching ceremony of Lions..
Schoolgirls stage bicycle rally to raise awareness
Hundreds of female school students brought out a bicycle rally in Panchagarh district town today with a view to raise awareness against superstition and gender disparity. The District Education Officer with the assistance of local administration organised the event styled ‘Doranto Bicycle Rally’ with the theme of ‘Tumi Egiye Gele..
Govt. asked not to raise tuition fee more than 30pc
Ministry of EducationThe government has asked all the non-government educational institutions not to raise the monthly payment and tuition fees of students without the education ministry’s approval. Besides, the educational institutions must not realise any extra amount as session charge and development fee other than what is mentioned in their..
Guardians Unity Forum demands scrapping PSC exam
Guardians Unity Forum on Saturday demanded the scrapping of Primary School Certificate examination from this year. They, addressing a press conference in the capital, also demanded immediate execution of the High Court order to hold elections to all non-government schools and colleges. The forum, a platform of guardians of students..
Police find no complicity of Salim Osman in Shyamal Kanti case
Probe by Bandar police station found no complicity of Jatiya Party MP AKM Salim Osman in public humiliation of Piyar Sattar Latif High School headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta at Narayanganj on May 13. Deputy attorney general Motahar Hossain Sazu told reporters that he returned the handwritten probe report and asked..
Over 800 educational institutions closed due to flood
Educational institutions remain submerged in Jamalpur due to heavy rain and flood around 800 academic institutions in seven upazilas of Jamalpur district remain submerged for about 12 days due to heavy rains, leaving all the academic functions mothballed. Around 20 primary and high schools of Islampur upazila were seen submerged..
Govt orders to close all Peace schools
The government on Tuesday (August 2) issued an order to close the Peace schools in the country. Earlier on 10 July, the government also shut down telecast of Peace TV Bangla, a satellite channel which used to broadcast the speeches of Zakir Naik in Bengali. With the growing popularity of..
JSC, JDC exams to start from Nov 1
This year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will start on Nov 1. The schedule was finalised on Monday at a meeting presided over by the secretary to primary and mass education ministry. “The exams will be held between Nov 1 and 17. Other issues over..
90 schools shut down amid deteriorating flood
Floodwater has inundated 15 unions in four upazilas of the Shariatpur district, forcing the authorities of around 90 schools, mostly primary ones, to shut them down. Sources at the UNO offices of Zanjira and Naria said the school authorities in consultation with the officials concerned closed the educational institutions due..
HC releases verdict barring MPs from leading school bodies
The High Court on Sunday released the text of its verdict that declared two sections of the Governing Body and Managing Committee Regulations, 2009 illegal as those allow MPs to lead the managing committees or governing bodies of private schools and colleges, reports news agency UNB. The court directed the..
PSC, JSC exams under primary education ministry
The primary and mass-education minister, Mostafizur Rahman, on Saturday said the Primary School Certificate and Junior School Certificate examinations will now be held under his ministry from this year. ‘The PSC and JSC examinations will be held under the ministry of Primary and Mass-education from this year. The education boards..
Nine year old school girl raped, 1 held
A nine-year-old girl was raped allegedly by one of her neighbours at Shehla village in Purbadhala upazila of the district on Tuesday (28 July, 2016). Police arrested the alleged rapist Mohammad Harunur Rashid, 45, of the village, the same night. Quoting locals, police said Harun lured the girl, a Class..