Opinion

October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019

Weighing the ‘why’ behind education

I once faced a question from someone I would have never imagined it to come from. It was a humid afternoon and we had assembled under the large banyan tree on the green

October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019

Violence-Free Campus: Universities must get back control of their halls

In the aftermath of Abrar Fahad’s murder in a BCL “torture cell” at the Sher-e-Bangla Hall of Buet, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed all the educational institutions to look into their student...

October 20, 2019
October 20, 2019

Abrar’s death: The inevitable outcome of a series of unfortunate events

As straightforward as it may seem, the death of Abrar Fahad raises deeper questions about our society as a whole. While it may be looked at simply as the latest violent by-product of campus-based...

October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019

Politics of Exploitation

On October 11, the Buet VC announced that student and teacher politics would be banned at the university.

October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019

Freedom Under Siege

In the light of recent events, to think that we can freely speak our minds would be a grave mistake. ...

October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019

Abrar murder and campus violence

Abrar Fahad was made to pay the ultimate penalty for sharing his thoughts. In a Facebook update posted on the eve of his brutal killing Abrar critiqued some of the recently concluded agreements...

October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019

Publish or Perish

In academia, the maxim “publish or perish” is nothing new. Genetically, the phrase refers to the pressure in academia to continually publish academic research papers to sustain and advance one’s...

October 8, 2019
October 8, 2019

Why are children walking away from government schools?

Most of South Asia (with the exception of Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka) is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal education target of equitable, inclusive, quality primary and...

October 7, 2019
October 7, 2019

Innovation in education and the changing nature of our world

The importance of creativity and innovation for the sustainable development of a society is widely recognised today.

September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019

What’s wrong with our university admins?

The last few weeks have been marked by a torrent of revelations about cases of corruption, irregularities and complete subservience to the establishment in the country’s higher education institutions.