- March 21, 2018
Hall authorities earlier circulated the notice for conducting the drive through notices and leaflets
Dhaka University's Jagannath Hall authorities evicted around 100 people, mostly former students, residing illegally in the hall for long, in a drive conducted late Monday night.
The drive, led by the hall's provost, house tutors and some other officials, started at 10:30pm by closing down the central gate of the Gobindro Chandra Bhaban (the northern building) of the hall.
The authorities checked the ID cards of every student and locked twelve of the hall's rooms.
41 subjects were rescheduled this year due to hartals, political turmoil and cyclone Mahasen
The education boards have fixed August 3 to publish the results of Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations.
Subodh Chandra Dhali, senior public relations officer of the education ministry, confirmed the date.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, along with chairman of the education boards, will hand over a copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office earlier in the day.
Then the results will be officially announced at a press conference at the Secretariat.
Board says if Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina consents, the results will be published on August 3
The education boards have fixed August 3 as a probable date to publish the results of Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations.
The boards are also considering two other alternative dates – August 4 and 5 – to publish the results.
However, they said if Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina consented, the results would be published on August 3.
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More than half of the total student service buses go out of order
Students of Rajshahi University (RU) Sunday staged a demonstration and barricaded the university buses in protest of the acute transport crisis which has been prevailing since long.
Witnesses said over a hundred students barricaded several university buses around 2pm because buses of some routes were cancelled without prior notice. They staged a demonstration and chanted slogans against the university authorities. Later, the students released the buses after RU Proctor Prof Tariqul Hasan assured them of taking initiatives to reduce their sufferings.
Prof Dr Aminul Islam Bhuiyan assumes office Sunday
The government has appointed Prof Dr Aminul Islam Bhuiyan as the new vice-chancellor of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST).
He assumed office as the new VC Sunday. Prior to this, he was a teacher of the food and nutrition science department of Dhaka University.
Campus sources said Prof Aminul arrived at the Sylhet’s Osmani Airport Sunday afternoon. Later he went to the campus where he was greeted by acting VC Prof Ilias Uddin Biswash and Registrar Isfaqul Hossain Choudhury.
Classes and examination will be closed from August 01 to August 22
An official press release Saturday said the academic activities of Chittagong University (CU) will remain closed during eid vacation that will start from August 01.
The press release said all the classes and examination will be closed from August 01 to August 22 due to Shab-e- Kadar, Eid-ul-Fitr and National Mourning day.
The academic activities will resume on August 23.
Prof says they were not officially informed about the High Court order to resume university activities
Despite a High Court order, the agitating teachers of Jahangirnagar University have continued their blockade of the administrative office demanding the vice-chancellor’s resignation.
Yesterday, around 40-50 teachers under the banner of JU Teachers’ Association (JUTA) blocked the administrative office.
The High Court on Wednesday issued an order to resume the university’s administrative activities immediately.
Teachers took position before the office early in the morning and stayed there till 2pm.
Prof Md Aminul Islam Bhuiyan, a teacher of food and nutrition science department of Dhaka University is appointed as the new VC
The government on Thursday appointed a Dhaka University professor as the new vice-chancellor for Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), nearly five months after the post fell vacant.
Prof Md Aminul Islam Bhuiyan, a teacher of food and nutrition science department, has been selected for the position, Deputy Registrar of SUST Md Fazlur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune.
Prof Ilyas Uddin Bishwas had been serving as the acting VC in addition to his responsibilities as the treasurer since March 20.
Child marriage is still a significant challenge in the country
One in every four children between the ages of six and 10 are still out of school, and this is posing a huge challenge in achieving education for all.
A report titled “Child Equity Atlas: Pockets of Social Deprivation in Bangladesh” was launched yesterday by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies in partnership with Unicef Bangladesh.
The additional financing would amount to US$110 million, says a WB release
The positive outcome achieved so far by the project has prompted the government to request the World Bank for additional financing to launch a third round of Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) and include new activities.
The additional financing will also be utilised to expand Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) applications and establish a Quality Assurance mechanism at public universities.
Academics disapprove the ‘auto promotion,’ say it aims to rescue some failed BCL activists
Caving in to pressure, the National University (NU) authorities Monday announced that around 100,000 honours first year students, who had failed to achieve at least 40% marks in five subjects out of eight, would be promoted to the second year.
These failed students have been demonstrating for the last couple of days demanding promotion.
Educationists and citizens condemned the move, saying the government is apparently avoiding unpopular measures ahead of the election.
Students who scored below 40% in no more than 5 subjects eligible to pass
The National University (NU) decided to promote students who failed in their first-year honours examinations in 2011 to second year.
Md Faizul Karim, a public relations officer of the university, disclosed the information to journalists on Monday.
He said students who had obtained ‘F’ grades (below 40% of marks) in no more than five subjects will be eligible to pass.
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The committee also asked the ministry to extend the national history course up to graduation level
Detecting a sorry state of history education at secondary level, a parliamentary watchdog yesterday suggested introducing a new course, named “national history”, as a compulsory subject for all students in science, commerce, humanities and technical groups.
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Discontent arises from delay in promotion and internal conflicts among colleagues
Academic activities at some public universities are being stranded over teachers’ agitation programmes rather than students’, a contrary scenario in the context of our country.
In most cases, the reasons behind such conflicts include delay in teachers’ promotion, conflicts with the vice-chancellors, and, alleged anomalies in university management.
Students claim new system made 46% fail
Students of the National University (NU) took the streets protesting the newly introduced grading system, and alleged that a large number of first year students could not pass due to the system.
In the recently published result, some 46% students failed in the honours first year examination among 200,000 examinees
The unsuccessful students blocked roads in different parts of the city including National Press Club, Farmgate and Mohakhali intersection yesterday, causing traffic miseries.