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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...

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...

Nahid pledges steps to recover JnU dorms

Nahid pledges steps to recover JnU dorms

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday pledged to take steps to recover 11 dormitories, which Jagannath University (JnU) claims to have had under its control nearly three decades ago, from illegal occupation. However, apparently unconvinced by the minister's assurance, teachers of the university have announced an indefinite strike from today with the demand for...

Steps soon to recover JnU dorms: Nahid

Steps soon to recover JnU dorms: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today pledged to take steps in recovering 11 dormitories of Jagannath University (JnU) from illegal occupation while the students, for their demand, blocked roads for over three hours which created long tailbacks in Old Dhaka. During the demonstration that started around 11:30am, the students burnt tyres at different points...

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.

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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