Shamsul Arifeen Khan Mamun | The Daily Star
  • Shamsul Arifeen Khan Mamun

  • Nationalising educational institutions: Opportunity or threat?

    Since indepen-dence, a unique policy initiative in Bangladesh has been to nationalise non-government schools or colleges or madrasas.
  • What can we do to keep children in school?

    Student absenteeism (in the classroom) is a matter of serious concern for education policymakers in Bangladesh because it is a major hindrance in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), the objective of which is to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
  • The case of prestige in higher education

    No sooner had the results for the Higher Secondary and School Certificate (HSC) examination been published that strong deliberation regarding the problems and prospects of further education after HSC sprang up. Major print and electronic media covered the news giving utmost priority to the said issue.
  • The case of 'ghost' teachers and students

    Whenever there is a discussion on the budget for education, it inevitably boils down to the amount of money allocated.
  • For a level playing field

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that the cost of attending a public university in Bangladesh is quite low compared to that of a private university.