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Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid

No gap in public exams: Nahid

No gap in public exams: Nahid

In an attempt to prevent question paper leak, the government has decided to hold all public examinations without any break excepting public holidays. The decision was taken on the basis of recommendations submitted by the fact finding team on June 29, said Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid. He was talking to reporters at a press...

Ramadan, Eid

Vacation of schools from June 29

All government and non-government educational institutions at primary and secondary-level will remain closed from June 29 to August 6 on the occasions of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr. The education and primary and mass education ministries issued the orders for the 39-day vacation yesterday. The orders came a week after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told a cabinet meeting that all primary and secondary schools and madrasas will enjoy holidays during the Ramadan. At the meeting on June 16, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid had...

Education system riddled with flaws

Education system riddled with flaws

Pass rates in public examinations are on the rise every year but the quality of education is still in question, leading academics and educationists said yesterday. The exams and  evaluation systems at primary and secondary levels are flawed, and those should be reformed immediately, they said at a meeting with Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid at his ministry. Voicing concern over recent leaks of question papers in public exams, they demanded the government formulate a new law with a provision for stringent punishment to the culprits. Some of them recommended reducing the number of exams, especially at primary levels, scrapping the class-VIII public exam, and instructing examiners not to be too generous...

Hsc Question Leak

Probe body given 15 more days

The government committee probing the leak of English second paper question paper of the ongoing Higher Secondary Certificate exams has been given 15 more days to identify those responsible. The Dhaka Education Board postponed the exam on April 9 following reports of the question paper leak. Other boards held the exam the next day as per the schedule. The education ministry extended the time given for the investigation for the second time yesterday as the probe body failed to make any...

SSC results today

The results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published simultaneously today across the country. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will formally announce the results through a press briefing at the secretariat around 1:00pm. Prior to that, he will hand over a copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at 10:00am. From 2:30pm, examinees can get their results from their respective centres, websites of their respective boards or from mobile phones through SMS. Around 14.32 lakh candidates...

HSC Question Leak

Govt opens probe

Two separate probe committees were formed yesterday to investigate the alleged question leak of English second paper test of Higher Secondary Certificate exam under Dhaka Education Board. The education ministry formed a seven-member committee led by its Additional Secretary Sohrab Hossain. The committee was asked to submit its report in 15 working days, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told reporters at his secretariat office. Earlier yesterday, the Dhaka Education Board formed a five-member committee headed by the board's Secretary Abdus Salam Hawlader. "The...

Ode to brilliance

Ode to brilliance

Yesterday morning was one of those moments that make the nation proud and give the country renewed hopes. It was the morning that saw a section of the future leaders Bangladesh laurelled as 1,639 students from different schools across the country received The Daily Star Award for their excellence in O-level and A-level examinations. The...

  

SSC exams begin

SSC exams begin

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations began today with 14,32,727 examinees taking part from 27,489 educational institutions across the country. A total of 7,33,202 boys and 6,99,525 girls are expected to appear in the SSC and equivalent examinations at 2,942 centres under 10 education boards. After the exams started at 10:00am, Education Minister...

Nahid asks management of educational instts to sue arsonists

Nahid asks management of educational instts to sue arsonists

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has directed the management of all the educational institutions, which were damaged in the arson attacks carried out by the BNP-Jamaat men, to file cases with local police stations. The minister gave the directive while holding a meeting with the senior officials of Education Ministry and Primary and Mass Education Ministry held at his office today.

89.94pc pass JSC, JDC

89.94pc pass JSC, JDC

A total of 89.94 percent candidates passed this year's Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations, showing a 2.97 percent rise from previous year. The pass rate was 86.97 percent last year. Total 16,75,109, out of 19,02,746 examinees, successfully passed the examinations, reports private satellite channel Somoy TV. A total of 1,72,208 students...

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