Education

Brac University teacher’s termination withdrawn

  

Pns: Amid protest of students, the authorities of Brac University today withdrew the termination of law department lecturer Farhaan Uddin Ahmed.The university also accepted the resignation letters of assistant registrar Md Mahi Uddin and senior officer at the office of co-curricular activities Jabed Rasel, according to a press release issued this evening.The steps were taken in line with the demands of the students who have been agitating protesting assault on the law department a...

6 BRAC University students go on hunger strike

  

Pns: Six among the agitating students of BRAC University went on hunger strike as a part of their protest against the assault on a law teacher allegedly by the university registrar. The six students are Noman Parvez, Kamrun Nahar Dana, Yeasinur Rahman Rony, Ashik Estiak, Sadia Afrin and Akash Rahman.The agitating students gathered on the university premises on Thursday, despite the suspension of classes, for the fifth day to continue their protest.From Thursday morning, four...

DU admission tests begin Sep 15

  

Pns: The first-year honours admission tests for 2017-18 academic session of Dhaka University (DU) will begin on September 15. The decision was taken at the general meeting of 1st year honours admission test committee presided over by Vice- Chancellor Prof Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban on Thursday.Besides, the application process for first-year Honours admission test of Dhaka University (DU) will begin on August 7.Applicants can apply...

Uniform public varsity admission system still a far cry

  

Pns: Seven years ago, an initiative was taken to introduce a uniform examination system for admission to public universities to reduce the trouble faced by students and guardians at the time of admission tests held separately in different parts of the country. Only the country’s medical colleges have implemented this uniform examination system in which the students sit only for one test and are selected for the colleges as per their merit. The same system was considered for all public...

DU vs NU: Students caught in the crossfire

  

Pns: Siddiqur Rahman, while protesting, was injured in his eyes by a tear gas canister in yet another case of police brutality. One eye will never see again, another one is damaged. The reasons for his protest, along with students from seven Dhaka-based major colleges, handed over to Dhaka University from National University a few months ago, couldn't be more legitimate. While thousands of their batch mates studying in other colleges under National University are already waiting for their...

HSC, equivalent exams results today

  

Pns: The results of this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on Sunday. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will handover the results to the Prime Minister in the morning.Later, the minister will formally announce the results at 1:00pm at a press briefing.Tapan Kumar Sarker, examination controller at Dhaka Education Board, said the results will be published simultaneously from respective certre or college and online at...

One lakh students face uncertainty

  

Pns: The education life of more than one lakh students hangs in the balance due to a tussle between the National University (NU) and the Dhaka University (DU) over handing over of exam related documents.The DU authorities said they are unable to hold viva voce and complete registration process for a total of 1,67,236 students as necessary exam related documents of these students were not provided by the National University . All these students have enrolled in honours and master’s...

Over 30000 SSC examinees seek review of answer scripts

  

Pns: More than 30,000 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinees of this year under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Comilla applied for reviewing their answer scripts.Sahidul Islam, deputy exam-controller of Comilla education board, said most of the examinees wanted their Mathematics and English answer scripts to be reexamined.According to the board, Comilla Board attained the last position among 10 boards according to the average passing rate in the SSC...

My Tent of Hymns

  

Pns: Our house rules required us siblings to sit before our father every morning for a session on the literary classics. It was the first task of the morning and an imperative, unless Abba was abroad or hospitalized, which could be for a prolonged period at times. The sessions with him, however, had nothing to do with our school curriculums. Indeed, it was anything but that. Through literature came in glimpses of world history and basic lessons in philosophy. Before the sessions...

The Power of Humour

  

Pns: Publisher: Chandrabati Academy, First Publication: February 2017, Price: Tk. 250 US $ 13, ISBN: 9789849286653 Fun, pun, humor and satire are what characterize most of Syed Manzoorul Islam's works and his newly published Bichitra Swader Galpa(2017)ceases to be an exception. An intuitive power of evoking fun out of otherwise an ordinary and mundane situation, gives him a cutting edge over many of his contemporary literary colleagues. The new collection of twenty-one stories will...

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