July’s ULAB Literary Salon discusses Bangladeshi short story anthologies

An engaging discussion on translations unfolded at the event.

Education / To affiliate or not to affiliate

Manira Akhter Mitu was a second-year student at the department of economics at Begum Badrunnesa Women’s College, one of the seven graduate and post-graduate level colleges affiliated with Dhaka University (DU).

DUCSU Elections 2019: Let's not play with the students

Currently, Dhaka University (DU) campus is full of excitement and apprehension due to the much-awaited Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) and hall union elections.

education / The school across the river

Every time the weather takes a turn for the worse, school-going children in the haor are among the first to be affected.

education / VAT on English-medium schools - A discriminatory proposal?

Discrimination. This is the word being tossed around to describe the recent decision to institute a VAT of 15 percent on English-medium schools.

education / A Right or a Commodity?

Sumaya Sarah has enrolled in an MBA programme in a private university. The tuition fee of the one-year-long MBA programme costs 300,000 takas. Sumaya, the daughter of a retired government officer does not want to impose this burden of tuition fee on her

The trouble with unauthorised schools

Mursalin Kabir, a child of only 11 years, attended three admission tests in the first two weeks of January. After completing his Primary School Completion exam from a primary level kindergarten school

QiPileaks claims it leaked question papers

The rise of the nefarious whistleblowing group QiPileaks has the country of Bangladesh both alarmed and happy.

Financing tertiary education

Every year, after the university admission tests, we find students who score well, but cannot afford their educational expenses, and eventually drop out. Private banks, on the other hand, offer many lucrative loan products for their customers, including education loans.

The government's got your tongue

Years of majoritarian Bangla education means that certain minority communities only speak their mother-tongue, and neither read nor write.

When a teacher's finger exposes our hunger for power

On July 29, 2017, there was a protest event organised by some student organisations at the University of Dhaka. They argued that a senate meeting was being held without student representatives.

Are the students collateral damage?

We are accustomed to students protesting to postpone their exam dates. This time, however, students of seven government colleges took to the streets demanding the announcement of exam dates and timely publishing of their results.

The school across the river

Every time the weather takes a turn for the worse, school-going children in the haor are among the first to be affected.

VAT on English-medium schools - A discriminatory proposal?

Discrimination. This is the word being tossed around to describe the recent decision to institute a VAT of 15 percent on English-medium schools.

Curing The Fear of English

A classroom of grade six with sixty three students crammed into a classroom which can accommodate hardly forty people.

The Long Awaited Law

The most recent national education policy of Bangladesh was enacted in 2010. Since 1971 till date, four education commission