Scholarships awarded to 82,383 primary students

News Desk : A total of 82,383 primary students are going to get scholarships in the ongoing year across Bangladesh, said the state minister for primary and mass education Md Zakir Hossain on Tuesday. Among them, 33,000 students will get talent pool scholarships and 49,383 students will get general scholarships, he said at a … Read more

Will our universities survive in 25 years?


Syed Saad Andaleeb

Illustration: Prithi Khalique

Quality education is the backbone of a wholesome and prosperous society. But finding the “quality” in quality education continues to be elusive in Bangladesh. The “so called” universities (more like community colleges) are rife with social, economic, political and ideological problems that work against building learning organisations. Teachers, the kingpins, don the mantle of educators but have little to show in their academic profiles. For today’s new generation of hungry learners, seeking to be actively engaged with illustrious minds, their classroom experience is simply frustrating, backdated, irrelevant, and unpalatable.

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Second chance at education for Pirojpur elderly

“I never knew there’s so much beauty and fun hidden inside a book,” said 44-year-old Salma Begum, who learned to read and write very recently.
“I had to blindly trust anyone who could read to let me know the contents of important documents. Now I’m self-sufficient in that regard, and use my own signature instead of thumb impressions,” added a delighted Salma.
This has been possible for a special programme going on at Pattashi Model Government Primary School Centre in Pirojpur’s Indurkani upazila.
People aged 15 to 45 years and

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No decision yet on PEC examinations

By Dhaka Mirror :
The government is yet to decide whether the Primary Education Completion Examination would be held this year.
State minister for primary and mass education Md Zakir Hossain said this at a press conference on Thursday.
He also said that they would first overcome the learning loss caused in past two years and

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JU admission tests in 5 units July 31-August 11

By Dhaka Mirror :
Jahangirnagar University admission tests will be held in five units rather than 10, for the academic year 2021-22.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the JU Central Admission Management Committee on Wednesday (April 20, 2022), said Md Abu Hasan, deputy registrar and member secretary of the committee, reports our JU correspondent

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2023 SSC, HSC exams on short syllabus: Education Minister

The education minister Dipu Moni on Tuesday said that the Secondary School Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations of 2023 would be held on shortened syllabuses.
The classroom activities of SSC and equivalent examinations’ candidates will continue till February 2023 and HSC and equivalent examinations’ candidates will continue till March 2023, she

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First year college classes to begin from Wednesday

Colleges across the country are slated to start classes for freshly-admitted 11th grade students from March 2. This comes after eight months of the scheduled time, as the classes had to be delayed due to Covid-19.
Usually, the new academic year for HSC and equivalent courses begin on July 1. “Colleges will start holding the classes from March 2. The classes will be held in

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In-person classes at primary schools from March 1

In-person classes in all primary level educational institutions across the country will resume on March 1, said Mahbub Rahman, public relations officer of primary and mass education ministry today.
The in-person classes in secondary schools and colleges will resume on February 22, as per the government decision taken yesterday

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In-person classes of Class VI-XII from February 22

Education Minister Dipu Moni on Thursday said that in person classes in all educational institutions from secondary to tertiary levels across Bangladesh will resume from February 22.
‘But the students who already took second dose of covid vaccines can attend in person classes,’ she said at a press conference held at the conference room of education ministry at the

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