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Withdraw blockade before SSC exams, Nahid tells 20-party

Withdraw blockade before SSC exams, Nahid tells 20-party

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today called upon the BNP-led 20-party alliance to withdraw the ongoing nationwide blockade by three days considering the upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations. “We urge the political parties to refrain from announcing such agitation programmes that disrupt examination,” the minister said while addressing a press briefing at his...

20-party yet to decide on blockade during SSC exams

20-party yet to decide on blockade during SSC exams

BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan this evening said the 20-party alliance leaders will decide on their nonstop blockade during the upcoming SSC examinations. “The liaison committee of the BNP-led 20-party alliance will decide in this regard,” Khan said while replying to a question from a reporter about their stance. The BNP leader however did not mention any date when the liaison committee may sit in a meeting. He was speaking to journalists after meeting BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office. Earlier in the day, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid called upon the alliance to withdraw the ongoing nationwide blockade by three days considering the upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC)...

‘Textbook festival Jan 1 despite hartal’

‘Textbook festival Jan 1 despite hartal’

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the festival for distribution of books among the students of primary and secondary schools and madrasas would be held across the country on January 1, defying hartal. He also asked the authorities concerned of all primary and secondary educational institutions to get prepared for making the ‘Text...

Primary, JSC, JDC results Dec 30

Primary, JSC, JDC results Dec 30

The results of two public examinations-- Primary Terminal Examination, and Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC), 2014 – will be published on December 30. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman will announce the results at separate press conferences scheduled for 11:00am and 12:30pm respectively....

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 with a provision giving instant punishment through mobile court. In the existing law there is a provision of four years’ jail...

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...

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