Manzoor Ahmed | The Daily Star
  • Manzoor Ahmed

  • Tertiary education during Covid-19 and beyond

    Four million students of tertiary education in Bangladesh—in over 5,000 institutions including public and private universities, affiliated colleges, and professional institutions—are in shutdown, which will continue until September if the situation does not improve.
  • Managing schools, learning and student wellbeing during Covid-19

    Schools throughout the country, with some 3.7 million students and over a million teachers, are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ongoing shutdown is likely to continue beyond the approaching Ramadan until the end of May. So what can we say about the millions of students, their learning and their wellbeing?
  • Covid-19 response: What is still missing?

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has struck a bold and inspirational note, as the leader of the nation must, in her impromptu remarks on March 29 while receiving contributions to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to support the fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
  • How education can continue in this time of crisis

    In an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus infection, all educational institutions were ordered shut from March 18 to 31. Now it has been extended to April 9;
  • Incubator of democracy or lessons to subvert it?

    The first election of the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) in 28 years was held on March 11, 2019. Nearly 40,000 students were registered as voters.