Education

Quality of journal under question

  

Pns:Two teachers of Dhaka University have been accused of plagiarising from the works of the French philosopher Michel Foucault and Prof. Edward Said. The accused teachers are Samia Rahman, associate professor of mass communication and journalism, and Syed Mahfujul Haque Marjan, a lecturer in the criminology department. Similar allegations have also been brought against tourism and hospitality management department assistant professor Md Bodruzzaman Bhuiyan and Nusrat Jahan and Ruhul...

Facebook to turn over 3000 Russia-linked ads to US Congress

  

Pns: Social media giant Facebook is expected to provide Congress on Monday with more than 3,000 ads that ran around the time of the 2016 presidential election and are linked to a Russian ad agency. Company officials will meet with the House and Senate intelligence committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee to hand over the ads, a Facebook official said. The official requested anonymity because the meetings are private.Facebook said last month that it had found thousands of ads...

High prices paid for low-end laptops

  

Pns: It is alleged that a syndicate of the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) is involved in purchasing 50,000 low-end laptops at high prices instead of the high performance ones for multimedia classrooms in 20 districts.Primary and mass education ministry and DPE sources said the DPE had purchased 50,000 Core i3 laptops of the Dell and Lenovo brands recently at a cost of Tk 261.85 crore under the Third Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP-3), at a price which could buy...

DU ’Kha’ unit admission test results published

  

Pns: The results of 'Kha' unit admission test of Dhaka University for 2017-18 session has been published on Monday.DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results at the central admission office in the university's administration building around 12:30 pm, said a press release.A total of 5,188 out of 31,336 secured the pass mark or got more in the multiple choice question test containing 120 marks with 16.56 percent pass rate, said the DU VC.The results are...

Secretary for revoking MCQ exam method

  

Pns: Secretary to the Education Ministry’s Secondary and Higher Secondary Division Sohrab Hossain has suggested the withdrawal of the MCQ method from the secondary and higher secondary level examinations. He came up with the suggestion at a function marking the handover of six modified textbooks of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) level.“I think the MCQ method should be removed and it’s my personal opinion. We’ll definitely sit with educationists over the issue,” Sohrab...

Mymensingh gets new education board

  

Pns: Government formed a new education board in Mymensingh division. The new education board name is Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Mymensingh.Secondary and Higher Education Division of Education Ministry recently issued a gazette notification in this regard.Md Sohorab Hossain, Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division of Education Ministry confirmed to UNB on Wednesday that government formed a new education board in Mymensingh division.Intermediate and...

Comilla Univ teacher’s forced leave withdrawn

  

Pns:Amid protests of teachers and students, the Comilla University authorities issued a letter on Monday withdrawing its decision on sending its teacher Mahbubul Haque Bhuyian on forced leave.Mahbubul Haque Bhuiyan, the acting chairperson of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of CU, who had been sent on forced leave for one month, has received the withdrawal letter signed by Md Mojibur Rahman Majumder, registrar of the university. Earlier on Sunday, the teacher sent...

Showing the light

  

Pns:At age 12, all he knew was work. The boy never could picture a world outside of the workplace -- an electric switch factory -- until he enrolled in VERC School. Despite continuing work, Jenarul Islam has learnt how to dream."I want to study and become an engineer," said the boy, now in class III.It was also inconceivable for his mother, Fatema Begum."I did not think my son could ever study," said the single mother, who works as a cleaner in a private hospital in Savar. "I...

Technical edn set to take wing with countrywide roll-out

  

Pns: Aiming to increase enrolment in technical or vocational education to 20 per cent in 2020, the government planned a series of projects including establishment of4 engineering colleges for the original 4 divisional headquarters Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi and Rangpur. Another is at the finishing stage in Barisal. Currently, its share of enrolment in the technical education is 14 per cent which was only one per cent in the recent past.According to an official document of the...

12 to die for killing college student in Tangail

  

Pns: A Tangail court on Tuesday sentenced 12 people to death for killing a college boy of Bhuapur upazila in 2014. The name of the condemned convicts could not be known immediately.Among the 12 convicts, four remained absconding.According to case statement, the convicted people attacked the house of Lal Miah at Bhalokutia village of the upazila on April 13, 2014 over previous enmity.Later, they beat the college boy Razon, son of Lal Miah, mercilessly, leaving him...

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