Education

UNESCO awards JAAGO Foundation for contribution in education

  

PNS: Bangladeshi non-government organisation (NGO) Jaago Foundation and a German NGO received UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for innovation in Education on Tuesday.The prize recognizes two outstanding projects that make innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education for the benefit of disadvantaged groups.Jaago Foundation’s online school project in rural Bangladesh, and German NGO’s Harnessing the Power of ICTs in Higher Education...

Graphic novel ‘Mujib-3’ unveiling on Sunday

  

PNS: Center for Research and Information (CRI) will unveil ‘Mujib-3’ – a graphic novel based on ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’ of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman- at Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2017 on Sunday.A press release by CRI informed that there will be twelve graphic novels on memorable incidents from ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’ of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman aiming to raise awareness among children and teenagers to learn about the Father of the Nation Sheikh...

RUET teachers withdraw strike after 13 days

  

PNS: Teachers Association of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet)on Saturday withdrew their work abstention temporarily giving the university authorities a 21-day ultimatum.The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the teachers’ association held around 10:30am after 13 days of strike.“We have given a 21 days ultimatum to the authorities to take proper steps against the students who misbehaved with us and confined us for around 20 hours during their 33...

Former UGC chairman ATM Zahurul Huq passes away

  

PNS: Former chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) ATM Zahurul Huq has passed away at the age of 80.Huq, a former Dhaka University Economics Department chairman, died early on Tuesday at a Dhaka hospital.Family sources said he was suffering from liver cirrhosis and kidney complications and added that he will be buried at the Mirpur intellectuals ‘ graveyard in the afternoon following the funeral prayer at the Dhaka University Central Mosque.Huq served as the chairman...

SSC evaluators trained for less inconsistency in marks: Nahid

  

PNS: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said on Wednesday that the government trained evaluators to mark public examinations with less inconsistency in mark distribution for the SSC and its equivalent exams.The step has been taken so that all examinees get equal marks of the same question examined by different examiners, he said.“Around two thousand head examiners have been trained to this end with assistance from Bangladesh Education Development Unit,” the minister told the media...

SSC, equivalent exams begin

  

PNS: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Dakhil and Secondary School Certificate (vocational) examinations under ten general education boards across Bangladesh began from 10 am on Thursday .The written examinations will end on March 2, while the practical ones will be held from March 4 to March 11.This year, the SSC examinations will be held under creative question papers except Bangla 2nd paper, English 1st and 2nd papers.This year, 17,86,613 students, including 9,10,501 boys...

SSC, equivalent exams to begin Thursday

  

PNS: The Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Dakhil and Secondary School Certificate (vocational) examinations under ten general education boards across Bangladesh will begin from Thursday.The written examinations will end on March 2, while the practical ones will be held from March 4 to March 11.This year, the SSC examinations will be held under creative question papers except Bangla 2nd paper, English 1st and 2nd papers.This year, 17,86,613 students, including 9,10,501 boys and...

Mymensingh Medical College closed sine die, 3 students expelled

  

PNS: Mymensingh Medical College has been declared closed indefinitely.Additionally, three students have been expelled.Those expelled students have been identified as fourth-year student Neyamul Haque Siyam, second-year students Anupam Dutta Arghya and Anik Mustafa Himel.Students have been instructed to vacate dormitories by Monday evening, said Principal Anwar Hossain.“The decision came from a meeting of the academic council to avoid further untoward incidents,” he...

To secular Bangladeshis, textbook changes are a harbinger

  

PNS: Bangladesh’s Education Ministry was preparing to print the 2017 editions of its standard Bengali textbooks when a group of conservative Islamic religious scholars demanded the removal of 17 poems and stories they deemed “atheistic.”By the time the books were distributed to schools on Jan. 1, the 17 poems and stories were gone, with no explanation from the government. Other changes had crept in, too: First graders studying the alphabet were taught that “o” stands for “orna,” a scarf...

74.70 pc pass HSC exams: 58,276 get GPA-5

  

PNS : On an average 74.70 percent of examinees passed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations-2016 held under 10 education boards of the country this year.Of them, a total of 58,276 candidates scored maximum grade point average GPA-5 this year, the Education Ministry sources said on Thursday.A total of 12,18,628 examinees from 8,533 educational institutions appeared in the examinations. Of the total examinees, 6,54,114 are male and 5,64,514...

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