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Attend classes or face closure: Nahid

Attend classes or face closure: Nahid

The government will shut down the colleges where teachers and students do not attend classes regularly, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid warned today.  “What will we do with such colleges? We will shut down those,” the education minister said while attending a workshop at National Academy of Educational Management (Naem), reports Bangla daily Prothom...

Govt to strike hard if SSC question leaks

Govt to strike hard if SSC question leaks

The government will take strong measures to curb question-paper leak’ Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said today in view of the upcoming SSC examinations. The comment came during a meeting with officials at the Education Ministry ahead of the Secondary School Certificate tests to be held in February. “If anyone tries to walk this path...

Brac University's convocation held

Brac University's convocation held

The ninth convocation of Brac University was held at the Army Stadium on Thursday. President Md Abdul Hamid, chancellor of the university, presided over the event, says a press release. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid was present as special guest while Professor Emeritus Anisuzzman delivered the convocation speech. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, chairperson of the...

Govt working to ensure quality education: Nahid

Govt working to ensure quality education: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the government is working to ensure quality education in light with the international standard.     "There was no standard and quality of our education in the past. And so we want its improvement upholding the international-standard," he said. The minister said discussions are taking place to ensure quality...

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'Inflated' results; some questions

Reflecting the government point of view, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid made an outburst against the Dhaka University authorities for the disastrous results in the DU admission tests by terming the long-practised admission system “faulty” and “unacceptable”. The truth is the heart-breaking results in the DU exams have shaken the core of the government claim that it has done something revolutionary in the education sector.  The Awami League-led government has been portraying the “outstanding results” in the SSC and HSC examinations...

Uproar over Examinees' Quality

Nahid questions DU admission system

Nahid questions DU admission system

Amid an uproar over shocking results of a Dhaka University entry test, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday put the blame squarely on the test method. Terming the admission test "faulty" and "unacceptable", he said the university authorities intentionally set harder questions so that only a few students could get through. "Questions were so difficult...

BRILLIANT

BRILLIANT

After a downslide in last year's HSC results, students this year have shown a considerable rise in both pass rates and achieving GPA-5. The pass percentage at the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams under the eight general education boards rose to 75.74, increasing by 4.61 percentage points from that of last year. The number of...

System faulty, needs overhauling

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday termed the existing enrolment system at public universities faulty and suggested a uniform system to better assess students and minimise their hassles. “A one-hour admission test through an MCQ examination cannot truly assess the quality of a student,” he told journalists while presenting the results of the HSC and equivalent exams of 2014 at the secretariat. Under the current arrangements, each public university takes admission tests mostly through multiple-choice questions (MCQ) as per its own...

HSC exams results today

The results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published today. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will formally announce the results at a press conference at his ministry at 1:00pm after handing over the copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The prime minister would declare the results through a video conference with the students and teachers of four educational institutions of Dinajpur around 10:00am, Subodh Chandra Dhali, deputy chief information officer of...

Country’s standard of education will increase in usual course: PM

Country’s standard of education will increase in usual course: PM

Taking a swipe at those who criticise the current standard of education in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the standard of education would increase in the usual course and none would be able to hinder this. “Standard of education will enhance in usual course as we've been imparting training to...

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