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12:00 AM, September 22, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 22, 2012

Open history subject at all edn levels

Teachers tell confec

History is the most overlooked subject in the country's college and university levels for lack of teachers and students' interest to take this course, said history teachers at a conference yesterday.
They demanded opening history department at every college and university and making history subject compulsory up to intermediate level.
The young generation will not be able to know about the country's history, culture and heritage if the government does not take steps in this regard soon, they said.
Out of 253, around 98 government colleges and most of the private universities do not have history department, while the subject is not taught at madrasas, they said.
History teachers of different colleges and universities gathered at the conference at RC Majumder Conference Centre at Dhaka University (DU) where they suggested making the curriculum modernised and creating more job opportunities for graduates in history and incorporating the subject in social science faculty in the country's universities.
Prof Mezbah Kamal, a teacher of history department at DU, said the country failed to move forward to the level it should have been after the independence for negligence to this subject.
Muntassir Mamoon, a teacher of history department at DU, said, "A nation becomes rootless and meritless if it ignores the practice of history."

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