Dhaka University to celebrate 96th founding anniversary Saturday
The Dhaka University (DU is set to celebrate its 96th founding anniversary on Saturday (July 1) with the theme “Innovation and Higher Education”. The university authorities have chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the day, popularly known as Dhaka University Day, with pomp and grandeur. To mark the day, DU..
Controversy as JU staff protest ‘vandalism’
A recent protest of Jahangirnagar University officers and workers against some “unruly students who vandalised” the vice chancellor’s residence after the death of two students in the May 27 road accident has created controversy. Several students alleged that the staff’s protest was backed by the administration, and its aim was..
HC questions DU teacher’s dismissal
The High Court on Wednesday (Jun 7) questioned the legality of Dhaka University authorities’ decision to dismiss Prof Md Shahdat Hossain on charge of sexually harassing two students. The court issued a rule asking the authorities to explain in three weeks why their decision to dismiss Prof Shahdat should not..
Korean team meets DU vice-chancellor
A three-member Korean delegation on May 28 paid a courtesy call on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique at his office on the campus. Professor Chang soo Suh of Soonchunhyang University, South Korea, led the delegation. Other members of the delegation were Bae Jin-Hyeon, Deputy Country Director of..
JnU female student harassed by fellow at university bus
A female student of mass communication and journalism department of Jagannath University on Tuesday was allegedly harassed by fellow students on the university’s Uttaran bus. In a written complaint to the university authorities, the victim Farjana Islam Zeba stated that she was harassed physically and mentally for refusing to carry..
17 Univs ink deal with University Grants Commission
The University Grants Commission on Sunday signed an agreement with 17 universities (sixteen public and one private) to implement 38 sub-projects for the improvement of quality of education in the universities. According to press release issued by the commission, the sub projects involving Tk 57.62 crore will be implemented under..
`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..
DU VC for giving moral education in classrooms
Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique yesterday urged the teachers to instill moral values in the students in classrooms to prevent them from joining militancy. “The main purpose of education is to develop human values among the people. No education could ensure human welfare without moral values,”..
Factional Clashes: 18 BCL men of DU unit suspended
Chhatra League has expelled an activist and suspended 18 others from the organisation over factional clashes and acts of vandalism in two Dhaka University dormitories this month. All the 19 are DU students. The pro-Awami League student front announced the decision in a press release issued on Wednesday. Talking to..
Recruitment of BCL leaders at JnU draws criticism
The recruitment of 12 leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, as ‘special officers’ at Jagannath University without any advertisement of tests has drawn severe criticism. Teachers and students accused vice-chancellor Mijanur Rahman of abusing his power. They said that the vice-chancellor should think about general..
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..
BUET teachers demand pension under 2015 pay scale
The Teachers Association of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on Wednesday held a sit-in programme on their campus demanding their pension after retirement under the pay scale of 2015. The University Grant Commission recently announced that a total of 22 teachers of BUET, who had been in duty after..
IU Kamil exams begin tomorrow
The Kamil first part examinations-2015 under the Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia will begin tomorrow (23 April) while its second part examinations will start on Monday, said a press release here today. IU Acting Controller of Examinations AK Azad Lavlu told that the examinations will start at 10 am and..
Govts unable to meet growing higher education demand: UNESCO
Governments across the world are struggling to keep pace with rapidly rising demand of higher education as many families cannot afford it, shows a UNESCO paper released yesterday. The new policy paper from the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at Unesco reveals..
Police sue BCL men for CU clash
Police yesterday filed a case against seven named and 20 to 25 unnamed Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists in connection with a clash between police and BCL activists at Chittagong University on Thursday (20 April). The clash left around 14 people including five police injured. Sub-inspector of Hathazari Police Station..
12 injured in DU BCL infighting
At least 12 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student associate of ruling Awami League, were injured in a factional clash between rival groups over occupying a seat in Salimullah Muslim Hall of Dhaka University Thursday (20 April) night. The injured received medical attention at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and University..
Stop commercialisation of education in the country: President
President Abdul Hamid yesterday (19 April) said national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam had realised that communalism is the biggest problem in the Indian subcontinent. “The goal of his creations was to break this manmade artificial wall [of communalism]. So, he [Nazrul] always struggled against communalism,” Hamid said. The president, also..
CU Chhatra Front leader ‘beaten’ by BCL men
A Samajtantrik Chhatra Front (SCF) leader of Chittagong University unit was beaten allegedly by some activists of the university unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) as he obstructed them while they were trying to forcefully pick up a female student yesterday. Fojle Rabby, convener of the unit and a masters..
Complaint filed for dislodging sculptures at RU
Chairman of ceramics and sculpture department of Rajshahi University submitted a written complaint yesterday (19 April) against the students who were allegedly involved in the Tuesday’s incident of dislodging around 500 sculptures and leaving those scattered on the fine arts faculty premises. “We submitted the letter to the offices of..