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  • HSC examinees suffer due to Hefazat’s Dhaka siege programme

    HSC examinees suffer due to Hefazat’s Dhaka siege programme

    Many of students failed to reach their examination centres in time

    Hefazat-e-Islami’s Dhaka siege programme took its toll on Higher Secondary Certificate and other examinees yesterday.

    Many of students failed to reach their examination centres in time due to shortage of transport on the streets. The examinations started at 10am.

  • O’ Level and A’ Level examinees fear cancellation of exams

    O’ Level and A’ Level examinees fear cancellation of exams

    The examinations are held globally and won’t be postponed for only Bangladeshi students
    Students going in for O’ Levels and A’ Levels this year fear that their examinations, set to begin from Tuesday, might be cancelled due to the ongoing political turmoil.

    The examinations are held globally and won’t be postponed for only Bangladeshi students, who as a result might lose one year and wait for the next to take the tests.

    The British Council Bangladesh officials told the Dhaka Tribune if there are strikes in daytime, they might conduct the examinations at night.

  • JUTA gives 24 hours ultimatum for VC’s resignation

    JUTA gives 24 hours ultimatum for VC’s resignation

    Jahangirnagar University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) on Saturday demanded the resignation of the vice-chancellor’s over the assault of teacher by a Chhatra League leader, setting a 24-hour deadline.

    JUTA sources said its team met the vice-chancellor, M Anwar Hossain, after a general meeting of teachers’ union, and set the ultimatum.

    Teachers’ leaders are expected to declare their plans at a press conference today if their demands are not met.

  • DU journalism alumni hold seminar

    DU journalism alumni hold seminar

    Media policy should not control the mass media, it should rather facilitate the media to work freely: Nahid

    Media policy should not control the mass media, it should rather facilitate the media to work freely, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said.

    He was speaking at a seminar orgnaised by Mass Communication and Journalism Alumni Association of Dhaka University yesterday as part of its get-together ceremony at the Teachers-Students Centre.

    The minister asked the media people to present objective and accurate news to the audience.

  • MPO curse for education: Muhith

    MPO curse for education: Muhith

    Lawmakers slammed Finance Minister AMA Muhith at a pre-budget meeting held in the finance division auditorium for his remarks

    A number of pro-government lawmakers yesterday criticised the finance minister for not re-introducing Monthly Payment Order (MPO) in the educational institutions it had selected earlier.

    They also warned the government that people’s votes could swing from the government to the opposition in the next national election if the government failed to re-introduce the MPO.

    The lawmakers slammed Finance Minister AMA Muhith at a pre-budget meeting held in the finance division auditorium.

  • DU inks deal with GP

    DU inks deal with GP

    Under the agreement, a state of the art computer lab will be built for the Business Studies Faculty of the university

    Dhaka University (DU) today signed an agreement with Grameenphone (GP) Limited in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

    DU treasurer Professor M Kamal Uddin and chief executive officer (CEO) of GP Vivek Sood signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

    Under the agreement, a state of the art computer lab will be built for the Business Studies Faculty of the university.

  • Female student harassed at JU: 7 expelled and 2 suspended

    Female student harassed at JU: 7 expelled and 2 suspended

    JU register Abu Baqr Siddique said several other students had been punished for their involvement in this harassment case

    The Jahangirnagar University (JU) authority expelled seven students and suspended another two yesterday in connection with an incident of sexual harassment.

    A university syndicate member, who wished to remain anonymous, told Dhaka Tribune the decision was taken following the recommendation of the disciplinary committee at an emergency syndicate meeting.

  • DIU Alumni Association EC formed

    DIU Alumni Association EC formed

    Manjurul Alam Jewel was elected president of the committee

     

    The executive committee of Daffodil International University’s(DIU) Alumni Association was elected on Monday.

    Manjurul Alam Jewel was elected president of the committee formed at the annual general meeting of the association which was chaired by its outgoing president Khaled Saifullah.

    DIU vice chancellor Professor M Lutfar Rahman was present at the meeting as chief guest, according to a press release. 

  • Incentives for academics to work in remote uni’s proposed

    Incentives for academics to work in remote uni’s proposed

    Govt considers incentivising academics to improve quality of teaching in peripheral universities

    The government is mulling over offering special incentives to experienced, well-qualified academics to take up teaching positions and work in public universities located in more remote areas of the country.

    Public universities located outside Dhaka and the other major divisional cities, have traditionally failed to attract competent teachers. As a result, the authorities of these universities are left with no option but to appoint under-qualified teachers.

  • Hartal forces rescheduling of HSC exams

    Hartal forces rescheduling of HSC exams

    As per the new schedule, the examinations of April 23 will be held on May 11 and that of April 24 on May 10

    The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of April 23 (Tuesday) and April 24 (Wednesday) have been rescheduled due to the countrywide 36-hour hartal called by the opposition.

    As per the new schedule, the examinations of April 23 will be held on May 11 and that of April 24 on May 10.

    On May 11(Saturday), the examinations of the morning shift will be held from 10am to 1pm and that of the afternoon shift from 2pm to 5pm and that of May 10 (Friday) from at 9am to 12 pm.

  • JUTA demands VC’s resignation

    JUTA demands VC’s resignation

    The association distributed leaflets and met the teachers of of the university as part of their efforts to mobilise support
     

    The teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have launched a five-day agitation programme demanding the vice chancellor’s (VC) resignation and the expulsion of the JU unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) secretary, who allegedly assaulted a syndicate member and teacher.

  • 6 proctorial staff of Rokeya University resign

    6 proctorial staff of Rokeya University resign

    An assistant proctor, who preferred not to be named, said: “We cannot hold these posts when police is beating up our colleagues and our VC is doing nothing.”

    Six proctorial staff members of Begum Rokeya University resigned from their posts Saturday night following the police crackdown on students and teachers on the campus on the day.

    Assistant proctors Dr Rishi Parimal, Shafique Ashraf, Asif Al Motin, Komolesh Chandra Roy, Tariqul Islam, Nazia Zaman and Azizur Rahman submitted their resignation to acting registrar Shahajahan Ali Mollah on “personal grounds.”

  • Mobarak’s free mobile school

    Mobarak’s free mobile school

    Former shoemaker turns to tutoring preschool kids
     

    It may have been the defining moment of his life, when a former shoemaker from Kishoreganj decided to put down his tools and volunteer for an entirely different cause: tutoring pre-school children.

    That was in 2007, a year after his unsuccessful attempt at appearing for the 2006 SSC examinations. Mobarak Hossain, a dropout who could never make it to school after that, made it his life’s mission to teach children before they entered into formal education.

  • Extended primary education faces hurdles

    Extended primary education faces hurdles

    Space a problem for newly introduced classes

    The introduction of a class six at certain primary schools is facing stumbling blocks, as most of the schools do not have enough classrooms or logistical support for the move, said teachers and officials from the primary and mass education ministry.

    Schoolteachers said two classes often have to be put together due to a scarcity of classrooms, and it would almost be impossible to spare a classroom solely for the students of class six.

  • JnU students take to streets for dorms, transport

    JnU students take to streets for dorms, transport

    Students are also boycotting classes and examinations to press their demands

     

    The students of Jagannath University (JnU) demonstrated in the city and laid siege to the vice chancellor’s office today demanding construction of new dormitories.

    They demanded that university and city administrations take immediate steps to reclaim 12 dormitories from illegal occupants.

    Students are also boycotting classes and examinations to press their demands.

  • Joy Bangla was inspired by Nazrul’s poetry: PM

    Joy Bangla was inspired by Nazrul’s poetry: PM

    Nazrul visited Comilla five times, often for long stays, during which he composed some of his famous songs such as: "Akarun priya," "Shesher gaan," "Bedonamoni" and "Lakkhichhara."

     

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the slogan ‘Joy Bangla’ came from rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and it is the slogan of the entire nation. She said this while inaugurating a new Nazrul Institute in Comilla yesterday, reports UNB.

  • Begum Rokeya University closed indefinitely

    Begum Rokeya University closed indefinitely

    The six people were dismissed on Thursday for reportedly instigating students to destabilise the campus situation

     

    Begum Rokeya University in Rangpur was declared closed for an indefinite period following a clash between police and the university teachers and students, which left 35 people, including three teachers, injured on Saturday morning, according to UNB.

    The decision to shut down the university came from its Academic Council meeting around 2pm.

  • Bangabandhu Maritime University to start this year: Nahid

    Bangabandhu Maritime University to start this year: Nahid

    The government will recruit people with expertise in this field, and that expertise may come from any relevant sector, such as the navy or other organisations

     

    The government has finalized a draft proposing the establishment of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Maritime University, which will be tabled at the upcoming session of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) beginning on Sunday, the education minister Nurul Islam Nahid told BSS.

    "We have made the primary preparations to launch the maiden university this year… We are hopeful that the bill will be placed in the coming JS session," Nahid said in an exclusive interview.

  • BUET students boycott classes

    BUET students boycott classes

    They also held a protest procession on campus in the morning and submitted a memorandum to Vice Chancellor SM Nazrul Islam with a 6-point demand

    Students of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) boycotted classes on Saturday demanding the arrest of those who attacked one of their fellows on April 9.

    Arif Raihan Dwip, 25, a third year student of the department of Mechanical Engineering, was stabbed by an unidentified youth at the Kazi Nazrul Islam Hall of the university on April 9.

  • APUB protests plans to relax rule on foreign varsities

    APUB protests plans to relax rule on foreign varsities

    ‘Unabated permission to the foreign universities by the government would hamper the quality of education in the country’: Dr Arifur Rahman, Pro-VC of IBAIS University

    The Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) Saturday sought revision of a government plan to relax rules relating to foreign universities fearing that such a move could encourage letterhead-based foreign academies to choose the country merely for their business purposes.

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