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Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid

SSC exams in due time: Nahid

SSC exams in due time: Nahid

In view of the recent violence centering BNP-led 20-party alliance’s blockade, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said that the upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) would be held throughout the country in due time. “No conspiracy can stop the SSC and equivalent exams,” the minister said while talking to reporters at his office in...

'No Test' for University Admission Seekers

Directive withheld amid criticism

Only a day after issuing orders to all universities to enrol students on the basis of SSC and HSC results, the government yesterday backtracked on the directive in the face of severe criticisms from different quarters. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid confirmed the suspension but did not cite any reason. All he told The Daily Star is that a decision on the admission process would be taken after "an extensive discussion" with the university authorities and other stakeholders. The education ministry on...

Textbook festival begins amid hartal

Textbook festival begins amid hartal

Amid Jamaat-e-Islami’s daylong hartal, textbook festival has begun in all the schools across the country in a delightfully happy mood on the first day of the year. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman inaugurated the distribution of books at Motijheel Govt Boys School in Dhaka around 10:30am...

Govt retracts on varsity admission on the basis of SSC, HSC results

Govt retracts on varsity admission on the basis of SSC, HSC results

A day after issuing an order to enrol students at all universities only on the basis of SSC and HSC results, the government today suspended the directive. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid confirmed the matter to The Daily Star this noon. He, however, did not say why the directive was suspended. Sources in the ministry said...

Errant pvt universities to face legal action: Nahid

Errant pvt universities to face legal action: Nahid

The authorities will go for legal action against the private universities that are not following the rules and regulations, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said today. The minister said some of the private universities are using it to serve their petty interests by irregularities, corruption, setting up illegal campuses and earning excess profits. In spite...

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...

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