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The trade-off between school and private

The dilemma arises due to significant structural failures, and in reality, it's a choice only for some.

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I hate online classes, here’s why

Technological advancement is not in sync with tech literacy of our teachers.

Group mates you end up with on a computer science project

For anyone majoring in CS or CSE, working on a group project is a rite of passage that they all have to go through.

Public universities need ICT infrastructure, not more buildings

Our public universities are mostly engaged in building buildings. I mean concrete buildings! Even when a simple structure such as a bus stop is built in our universities, we see structures and designs with an abundance of rod and cement.

To go or not to go online?

As my students entered the exam hall, their faces were a tad bit more tense than usual. I was nervous myself. I would finally find out whether our efforts to make the course different had been a whopping failure.

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?

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

December 2, 2019
December 2, 2019

High stake exams for children

Issuing a suo moto rule on November 20, the High Court questioned the legality of the expulsion of children from Primary Education Completion Examination (PECE) and its madrasa equivalent Ebtedayee terminal examinations.

November 23, 2019
November 23, 2019

The learning crisis requires a new approach

For most children, turning 10 is an exciting moment. They’re learning more about the world and expanding their horizons. But too many children—more than half of all 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries—cannot read and understand a simple story.

November 9, 2019
November 9, 2019

Setting our priorities straight

When job seekers look for new employees, they need a system to filter out the best candidates. Indicators of potential or skill are a key component.

November 6, 2019
November 6, 2019

Just being brilliant is not enough

In general, the top meritorious students of our country study science in higher secondary school after passing the secondary school final examination.

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 dormitories to find out if there are similar torture cells there as well.