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Tougher law soon to check question paper leak: Nahid

Tougher law soon to check question paper leak: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the government has taken an initiative to amend the existing ‘Public Examinations (Offences) 1980 (Amendment-1992) Act with a provision of meting out harsher punishment for leaking question papers during public examinations. The Education Minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after an inter-ministerial meeting on preventing question paper leak in the public examinations at the ministry on Wednesday. Nahid said an elaborate discussion was held at the meeting on how the government will amend the Public Examinations (Offences) 1980 (Amendment-1992) Act...

Quality education still big challenge

Although the number of students has increased in Bangladesh, the quality of education remains a big challenge, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said yesterday, as he inaugurated the website of the country's first maritime university. He said quality enhancement was impossible without skilled teachers. "We're trying to do it but it can't happen overnight; progress is being made day by day," he told a seminar at the capital's Ruposhi Bangla Hotel. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University organised the seminar, "Global...

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Nahid asks TIB to prove its findings

Nahid asks TIB to prove its findings

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday asked Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) to produce proof to substantiate its recent survey report on private universities, otherwise withdraw it and offer apology to the nation. According to the report titled "Private universities: challenges of good governance and way out", a section of officials at the education ministry, University Grants Commission and private universities are involved in illegal money transactions at different stages -- from getting approval to setting up the universities and appointing vice chancellors, pro-vice chancellors and treasurers to  awarding certificates to students. “If you [TIB] can't prove it [the report], you'll have to withdraw it and apologise to the nation," Nahid said...

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Prove it or apologise, Nahid tells TIB

Prove it or apologise, Nahid tells TIB

Terming the Transparency International Bangladesh’s recent report on corruption at private universities baseless, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today asked the watchdog to place evidence in support of their allegations. Otherwise, TIB will have to withdraw their survey or offer apology to the nation, Nahid said at the parliament today. On June 30, the TIB...

HSC QUESTION LEAK

Probe body for making multiple sets of questions

Probe body for making multiple sets of questions

A probe body has recommended formulating multiple sets of question papers and selecting one from that through a lottery in the morning of the examination day to avoid leaks of questions. The committee, which was formed following an alleged leak of questions of English Second Paper examination under Dhaka Board, also suggested reduction of...

Schools to enjoy Eid holiday from Jun 29 to Aug 6

Schools to enjoy Eid holiday from Jun 29 to Aug 6

All the government and non-government schools across the country will remain closed from June 29 to August 6 due to Ramadan, Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr. The education ministry issued an order regarding the 39-day vacation today, eight days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told a cabinet meeting that all primary and secondary schools and madrasas...

Experts seek tough punishment for question paper leak

Experts seek tough punishment for question paper leak

The government will have to formulate a law with a provision of tough punishment for leaking public examination question papers, education experts said today.   The experts came up with the recommendation during a meeting with Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid at secretariat in the capital. Emerging from the meeting, Prof Zafar Iqbal told reporters...

91.34pc pass SSC

91.34pc pass SSC

The results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations have broken all records with 91.34 percent success rate, which is 2.31 percentage points higher than that of last year. As many as 1,42,276 students secured the highest Grade Point Average (GPA-5) this year, which was 91,226 in the previous year. In eight...

Today's HSC exam rescheduled for June 8

Today's HSC exam rescheduled for June 8

Today’s English Second Paper HSC examination which was postponed over alleged question leak will be held on June 8. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid informed the reporters about the reschedule at his ministerial office this afternoon. Meanwhile, two separate committees have been formed to probe the alleged question leak of the Dhaka Education Board's HSC...

531 educational instts damaged in polls violence: Nahid

531 educational instts damaged in polls violence: Nahid

A total of 531 educational institutions were damaged in polls violence across the country on January 5, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said today. Of the institutions, 419 are primary schools, 82 high schools, 21 madrasas and nine are colleges, the minister told reporters while visiting a damaged school at Faydabad Government Primary School near Tongi Bridge in Dhaka this morning. The minister however did not mention how much losses the authorities have incurred due to the damage. Upazila education officers have been asked to submit reports regarding the institutions' damaged materials as soon as possible, he said. The government will take initiatives for repairing these institutions after getting the reports, he added. Most...

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