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Grabbing Of Primary School Lands

JS body blames negligence, inaction of govt authorities

Utter negligence and lack of measures, including the absence of a separate wing, division or arrangement of the primary and mass education ministry or its directorate to deal with issues of land and relevant laws, led to different quarters and individuals illegally occupying for years and grabbing partially or completely land of the capital's government primary schools. The sub-committee 3 of the ministry's parliamentary standing committee made the observations after starting to visit schools, five yesterday, in an effort to...

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...


Govt official among 4 sued

Govt official among 4 sued

Chittagong police have sued four people including an education ministry official for receiving Tk 19 crore fund from London for their alleged attempt to strengthen militant activities in the country. The accused are: Abul Kalam Azad, assistant director of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education; Shahjahan Maijbhandari, general secretary of Maijbhandar Sharif Shahi Mosque...


Centralising teachers' recruitment process

THE education ministry is reportedly planning to recruit teachers for non-government secondary schools, madrasas and colleges centrally. To this end, a list of prospective teachers will be prepared according to merit through a test of candidates held by the National Teachers' Registration and Certification Authority (NTRCA). Understandably, the government move, which aims to clip the power of the governing bodies of the local schools, colleges and madrasas in appointing teachers, is attributable to the widespread corruption and irregularities existing in...

HSC results on Aug 13

HSC results on Aug 13

The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published across the country on August 13.     Subodh Chandra Dhali, deputy chief information officer of the ministry, confirmed it to Bangla daily Prothom Alo today. The HSC and equivalent examinations held on April 3, with 11,41,374 examinees taking part from 8,104...

US House approves lawsuit against Obama

US House approves lawsuit against Obama

The House on Wednesday approved a highly contentious lawsuit against President Obama over his alleged abuse of executive power, teeing up an election-year legal battle sure to spill onto the midterm campaign trail, reports Fox News. The House backed the lawsuit resolution on a vote of 225-201, with all Democrats opposed. Republicans say the lawsuit...

Ministry must admit question leaks: Zafar Iqbal

Ministry must admit question leaks: Zafar Iqbal

Following repeated leaks of question papers of higher secondary certificate examinations, noted author Prof Muhammad Zafar Iqbal today demanded that the education ministry and board must admit the incidents. If the higher authorities of the education board or ministry are not linked to question paper leaks, how could it happen repeatedly, Prof Iqbal questioned. "Even...

Primary curriculum or competence–based curriculum?

AN article on competence-based curriculum was published in this newspaper recently. It raised the question whether our primary curriculum can be called competence-based curriculum or not. The writer in his article says “our primary curriculum was actually not made competency-based, the term was used erroneously.” He argues that competency-based curriculum is applicable to those curricula designed to develop “skills or competencies” (notice the writer assumes skills and competencies both bear the same meaning) necessary in technical, vocational or professional...

Jagannath University

Body formed to reclaim halls

The education ministry yesterday formed a committee in efforts to recover the occupied Jagannath University halls. Local lawmaker Kazi Firoze Rashid is the convener of the seven-member committee while its other members include Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Shaikh Yusuf Harun and Additional Education Secretary Kazi Salahuddin Akbar, the ministry said in a press release. The decision was made in a meeting chaired by Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid. The committee will analyse the overall situation of the 11 occupied halls -- all...

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