- February 20, 2017
Entrepreneurship drives a country forward, but we must clear the miasma surrounding itEvery time I log on to Facebook, I find some new groups preaching to our youth about entrepreneurship. I also find a large number of youths responding positively to the call.
They are members of the groups who share positive thoughts about entrepreneurship. A quote from our Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus calling on youths to be entrepreneurs has gained popularity in similar social media sites.READ MORE
Only unity will save us from destructionI remember a story I read in a textbook as a child. An elderly person asks five children to bring 10 sticks. He asks everyone to break the sticks, and everyone successfully does so.
Later, the elderly person piles five sticks together and asks every child to see if they can break it. None could. The lesson was: When you are united, no one can do you harm.READ MORE
The toxic demeanour of many Bangladeshi doctors is a disease unto itselfOne of my relatives, who had gone there to be treated for his heart ailments, recently returned from India. I went to see him the other day, and when I asked him how he was doing, he replied: “Excellent! They (the Indian doctors) are very skilled. I felt half of my ailments going away just to be speaking to one of the doctors in India.”READ MORE
The VAT on private universities does nothing more than impede progressBack in the 90s, when the idea of private universities was first introduced, many people were wary of calling these institutions universities. Some even sarcastically called them a kind of kindergarten for adults. One of the reasons for this was the attitude of private university students.READ MORE