Manzoor Ahmed

September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021

Children’s learning and wellbeing, not testing, should be the priority

Examinees of PECE, SSC and HSC will attend in-person classes every day while the rest of the students will go to school once a week after schools and colleges reopen on September 12, Education...

September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021

The politics of mass literacy: Where we stand

On the occasion of International Literacy Day, proclaimed by the United Nations in 1966, there will be pronouncements with much fanfare about the vital role of literacy in national development and...

September 2, 2021
September 2, 2021

What Bangladesh can learn from the reopening of US schools

About 56 million children in 130,000 primary and secondary schools in the United States, including about six million students in 30,000 private schools, are returning to a second school year this...

August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021

500 Days of School Closure: Averting a generational catastrophe

UNESCO has called the learning loss caused by the Covid-19 pandemic “a generational catastrophe.” What does it mean, and how can we cope with it?

June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021

Education budget ignores the pandemic

The education community’s plea for breaking the pattern of Bangladesh having the lowest public spending on education in South Asia and among developing countries has fallen on deaf ears.

May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

To open or not to open schools

Since schools were closed due to the pandemic on March 17 last year, the closure has been extended 17 times.

May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021

Four steps to reopening schools and recovering learning losses

The second wave of the pandemic has hit life and livelihood hard and has thrown us all into deep anxiety. For 40 million students,

April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021

Can we prevent a potential collapse of the current education system?

The second wave of the pandemic has crashed onto Bangladesh and other countries, including India, after a downturn earlier in the year, dashing the hope for a waning of the pandemic.

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Reclaiming our foundational values in education

On the 50th year of its birth, Bangladesh has crossed the bar to join the ranks of developing countries. It aims to be a developed country in two decades.

March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021

Building on Bangabandhu’s education vision

On October 28, 1970, in his address to the nation on national TV and radio channels prior to the 1970 parliamentary elections of undivided Pakistan, Bangabandhu enumerated the continuing...