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Our education system needs to deal with sectarianism better

Communal and nationalistic expressions in our education system are not uncommon.

Z-library banned, students in a frenzy

On November 4, domain names of Z-Library, the website which claimed to be the world’s largest ebook library, were seized by the US Department of Justice. 

Private Universities have a crowding problem

The students have a clear demand, "Take less or make space."

Cohesive education is key to continued development

From being dismissed as a “basket case” at birth to being hailed as a “development surprise” for some years now, there are few parallels to the Bangladeshi development success story thus far.

Central admission tests: Turning the wheels too hastily?

The idea of the proposed central admission tests in public universities has been promoted as a fairer, inexpensive alternative to the existing system of university entry.

A timely decision on higher education

Finally, a breath of fresh air—winds blowing through the higher stratosphere are causing some thought clouds to loosen up and shower good news on higher education.

May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020

Education crisis will be more severe after reopening of schools

The government has decided to keep all educational institutions closed until June 15. Earlier, the PM said that schools might remain closed till September, if the situation did not improve. If schools remain closed for a long period, how will it impact our primary education sector?

March 29, 2020
March 29, 2020

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;

February 22, 2020
February 22, 2020

Cohesive education is key to continued development

From being dismissed as a “basket case” at birth to being hailed as a “development surprise” for some years now, there are few parallels to the Bangladeshi development success story thus far.

February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020

Central admission tests: Turning the wheels too hastily?

The idea of the proposed central admission tests in public universities has been promoted as a fairer, inexpensive alternative to the existing system of university entry.

February 15, 2020
February 15, 2020

A timely decision on higher education

Finally, a breath of fresh air—winds blowing through the higher stratosphere are causing some thought clouds to loosen up and shower good news on higher education.

January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020

The diploma disease of higher education

The hono-urable president of the country has been sounding the bell of alarm regarding the state of our higher education, with his recent comments at a convocation event on how “we do not want certificate-based higher education” and that teachers need to “play a more prompt, sincere and meaningful role in the acquisition, rearing, practice and distribution of knowledge.

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

Towards a new paradigm

There is no doubt that Bangladesh suffers from the trap of low learning, and a key element of this is the lack of qualified teachers.

December 21, 2019
December 21, 2019

Academia’s global standing: The research imperative

Recently an M Phil student, studying service management of hospital patients, emailed: “Sir, I am doing descriptive type of cross-sectional study and I am not testing any hypothesis.

December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019

Was it the right decision?

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has circulated a directive to public universities recently to close all evening degree programmes. It is a populist move, made without consultation with stakeholders.

December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019

Assessment in university courses must be innovative, realistic and relevant

Assess-ment of student learning in a course, in general, is interpreted as a means to evaluate the attainment of the course content