education & Career

Changemakers provide solutions to social entrepreneurship

AYCL

MNA Career & Education Desk: The grand finale of Abinta’s Young Change Leaders (AYCL) was held at Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in the city on August 03, 2019. AYCL is a joint initiative by the Abinta Kabir Foundation and Casper Foundation. It was formed with the aim to give a platform to youth change-makers or social entrepreneurs to present their brilliant ideas that will positively impact not only themselves, but the people and environment around them. The theme for their pilot event was catered around the agent, Child, and the sector, Care. The first round was an online submission of ...

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Govt primary schools to come under midday-meal programme by 2023

Meal

MNA Career & Education Desk: The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the National School Meal Policy 2019, aiming to bring all the government primary schools under the midday-meal programme by 2023. The approval came at a cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office, reports UNB. “Initially, the midday-meal programme will be introduced at schools in char, coastal and haor and other backward areas of the country,” said Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam while briefing reporters at the Secretariat after the cabinet meeting. The school meal is expected to ensure minimum 30 ...

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Outpouring of enthusiasm at mechanical festival

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MNA Career & Education Desk: The annual mechanical festival “Mecceleration” at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Gazipur returned for the sixth time after experiencing tremendous success consecutively, with the tagline “Crank your brain, shift your ideas, accelerate your aptitudes” this year. The daylong fest was organised by the Department of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering of the university on July 26, 2019 (Friday). Amir Farid Abu Hasan, acting high commissioner – Office of the High Commission of Malaysia was present as the chief guest while the acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Dr Omar Jah presided over the event. The fest ...

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Brac University holds seminar on ‘Pharma Market Dynamics’

Brac

MNA Career & Education Desk: The Department of Pharmacyof Brac University (BRACU) has organised a seminar on ‘Pharma Market Dynamics’ at the university auditorium in the capital. The seminar was arranged for students of the Department of Pharmacy on Wednesday who have undertaken course PR 305, Pharmaceutical Marketing. The speaker of the seminar was Mr. Khaled Alhossainy, Director of Marketing and Sales, IMS Health Limited, says a media release. He focused on branding strategies of the leading pharmaceutical companies of Bangladesh by citing specific brands. The seminar was followed by a short question and answer session, where students from the ...

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Preparatory meeting for 52th convocation of DU held

DU

MNA Career & Education Desk: A preparatory meeting was held on Thursday in Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University to observe 52nd convocation of the university, says a press release. Chaired by Vice Chancellor of the university Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, the meeting was attended by Pro-vice Chancellor (administration) Prof Dr Abdus Samad, members of university’s senate and syndicate, deans, provosts, department chairpersons, directors of the institutes, leaders of Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) were present. The graduates whose results are/will be published between September 3, 2018 to August 18, 2019 can participate in the 52th convocation. DU ...

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73.93pc pass HSC, equivalent examinations

HSC

MNA Career & Education Desk: As many as 73.93 per cent students passed this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations. Last year, the pass rate was 66.64 per cent. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina officially unveiled the results on Wednesday morning, which will be published in full at a press briefing at the Education Ministry around noon. A total of 9,88,172 candidates among 13,36,629 students cleared the tests. This year, 47,286 students achieved GPA 5. The overall pass rate of the eight general education board is 71.85 per cent. For the madrasa board, the rate is 88.56 per cent. ...

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Education fair opens windows of opportunities

Education

MNA Career & Education Desk: American human rights activist Malcolm X said, ‘Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.’ And given the rise in the number of educational institutions and speculating the competition in student enrollment, education exhibitions have become a prominent figure, not only for the institutions but parents and students alike. Premier Bank International Edu Fest 2019 brought country’s leading colleges, universities and educational consultants under one roof at the Inter Continental Dhaka on July 06, 2019. It was organized by International Education Consortium of Bangladesh (IECB). The ...

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EWU holds seminar on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health

EWU

MNA Career & Education Desk: The Department of Social Relations of East West University (EWU) has organised a seminar on ‘Adolescents sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) enabling environment issues in Bangladesh’. The university arranged the seminar at its S M Nousher Ali Lecture Gallery on the EWU campus in the capital on Monday. Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Chief Adviser of EWU and former governor of Bangladesh Bank, was present at the event as Chief Guest, says media release. Dr. Md. Mobarak Hossain Khan, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Social Relations, EWU conducted the seminar as programme Chair. Following guest speakers from ...

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HSC, equivalent examination results on July 17

HSC

MNA Career & Education Desk: The results of this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on July 17. Inter-education board coordination subcommittee chief Prof Md Ziaul Haque gave the information on Monday, report UNB and bdnews24.com. Sources said, Education Minister Dipu Moni and Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury Nowfel, along with chairmen of all education boards, will hand over the copies of the test results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the morning of July 17. Later in the day, the minister will officially announce the results at a media briefing, making ...

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Govt cancels Viqarunnisa principal recruitment process

Viqarunnisa

MNA Career & Education Desk: The government has cancelled the process of recruiting principal at the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College following allegations of irregularities. In an order to the Dhaka education board on Thursday, the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education said the process of appointing a principal to the renowned institution on July 26 was “improper”. It asked the governing body of the institution to make the recruitment “more credible and free from controversy”. The government also asked the authorities not to include the five members of the committee formed for the recruitment of the Viqarunnisa principal in ...

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DU’s 98th founding anniversary being observed

DU

MNA Career & Education Desk: The Dhaka University Day is being observed on the campus today (Monday) amid festivity, marking the 98th founding anniversary of the country’s highest seat of learning. The theme of this year’s day is “Quality education: barriers and solution”. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the daylong programme in the morning at Mall Chattar of the University. A number of processions were brought out from the residential halls of the university at 10 am while the national flag, DU flag and flags of different halls were hoisted at 10:15 am. Teachers and students gathered at the ...

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Two-day career festival to begin Thursday

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MNA Career & Education Desk: More than 100 public and private organisations will join together to hunt new employees at a two-day career festival to be held from Thursday in the capital. The BRAC University is organising the fair, titled ‘NRB Jobs Presents National Career Fair-2019” under the theme of ”Campus to Corporate’, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka. The information was revealed at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club on Monday. Director of student affairs of BRAC University Dilara Afroz Khan Rupa delivered speech at the press conference. Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen ...

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IUB organizes job fair for students

IUB

MNA Career & Education Desk: The Office of the Career Guidance and Placement of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) has organised a job fair for its students and graduates on the university campus in the capital. Rashed Chowdhury, Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, IUB, inaugurated the fair held on the Bashundhara campus on Monday as the Chief Guest. Javed Hosein, Member, Board of Trustees; Prof. Milan Pagon, Vice Chancellor (Acting), IUB; Md. Abdullah Iqbal, Deputy Director, Career Guidance and Placement, IUB; Ms. Zara Mahbub, Country Director & CEO, KITC Ltd; and Sheik Ehsan Reza, Head of Human Resource Management, Bashundhara Group ...

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Undergraduate students can do short internships

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MNA Career & Education Desk: Fresh graduates looking for the ‘six digit salary’ dream job which will also ensure social status and the employers looking for the competent one having the balanced mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge to undertake professional challenges but rarely getting one — these two are the real but unfortunate contrasting images of our job market. The outcome is never-ending frustration from both sides. Aspirants are thinking about the requirements of the employers to be over- demanding, and the employers are finding the applicants to be under-qualified. However, there must be an intersection where the expectations ...

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Good basis of accounting, key to professional success

accounting

MNA Career & Education Desk: “You have to understand accounting, and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It’s the language of business, and its imperfect, but unless you are willing to put in the effort to learn accounting – how to read and interpret financial statements – you really shouldn’t select stocks yourself, ” said Warren Buffett. Anyone from a business background can attest to the importance of accounting in managing any organisation, be it SME, non-profits, or corporations etc. However, many new business owners fail to realise the extent to which a good accounting system can keep ...

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1.32m students qualified for college admission

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MNA Career & Education Desk: The government on Monday published the first list of about 1.32 million students qualified for college admission in the academic session of 2019-2020. Prof Ziaul Haque, Chairman of Dhaka Education Board, said the merit list is now available on the website (www.xiclassadmission.gov.bd), report bdnews24.com and UNB. A total of 1,318,866 applicants have been named in the first list, said Dhaka Board College Inspector Prof Md Harun-Ar-Rashid. The qualified students will have to confirm their acceptance through texts to the selected colleges by June 18. They were instructed to be admitted to the colleges between Jun ...

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Foundation stone of IIER building laid at IU

IIER

MNA Career & Education Desk: The foundation stone of Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER) building was laid at Islamic University in Kushtia on Saturday. Vice-Chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari laid the foundation stone adjacent to the university lake around 2:00pm. Among others, IU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Prof M Selim Toha, acting Registrar SM Abdul Latif and former proctor and syndicate member Prof M Mahbubar Rahman were present. The building will have classrooms, teachers’ rooms, a guestroom and a conference room, IIER Director Prof M Maher Ali said. Alimuzzaman Totul, the university’s chief engineer, has already ...

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Prof Kazi Shahidullah new UGC chairman

UGC

MNA Career & Education Desk: Prof Kazi Shahidullah, the supernumerary professor of the History Dept at Dhaka University, has been made the new chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for a four-year term. Department of Secondary and Higher Education of the Education Ministry issued an order in this regard on Wednesday. Kazi Shahidullah is the former vice chancellor of National University. Prof Shahidullah replaces Prof Abdul Mannan, whose term was ended on May 7. Since then, the UGC senior member Prof Mohammed Yusuf Ali Mollah had been serving as the chairman.

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BCL post-deprived leaders give 48-hour ultimatum

BCL

MNA Career & Education Desk: The post-deprived leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) have demanded cancellation of the newly formed ‘controversial’ committee in 48 hours. They also threatened to go on hunger strike and mass resignation id their demand is not met within the stipulated time. The ultimatum was given at a press conference held at Madhu’s canteen of Dhaka University on Tuesday. Over 200 leaders who deprived of getting any post or their desired post in the new committee were present in the press conference. BCL previous committee’s publicity and publication secretary Saif Babu read out a written statement ...

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Saturday’s HSC exams rescheduled for May 14

HSC

MNA Career & Education Desk: All HSC examinations scheduled for Saturday (May 4) have been postponed due to cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ that is likely to hit the country’s coastal areas on Friday. The examinations will now be held on May 14, said, Inter-Education Board Sub-Committee President Prof Md Ziaul Haq. He said the exams scheduled for Saturday morning will be held on May 14 morning and those scheduled for afternoon be held in afternoon on the same date.

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DIU signs MoU with Malaysia’s UNIRAZAK

UNIRAZAK

MNA Education & Career Desk: Daffodil International University (DIU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK), Malaysia at DIU premises as part of the regular internationalisation of the university. Prof Datin Paduka Dr Samsinar Md Sidin, Vice Chancellor of UNIRAZAK and Professor Dr Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice Chancellor of DIU signed the agreement today (Tuesday) on behalf of their respective institutions, according to a media release. Under the mutual agreement, both the universities will initiate student and faculty exchange programmes, hold joint conferences and entrepreneurial activities, offer PhD scholarship and so on. Associate Prof ...

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EWU organizes special cleanliness campaign

EWU

MNA Career & Education Desk: East West University (EWU) has organised a special cleanliness campaign at Aftabnagar area in the capital. Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam and local Parliament Member, AKM Rahmatullah MP inaugurated the programme on Tuesday morning, according to a press statement. The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, EWU, and former Adviser of the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, Syed Manzur Elahi, the Chief Adviser of EWU and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank, Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr M M Shahidul Hassan, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr Fakrul Alam, senior officials, faculty ...

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HSC & equivalent exams begin today

HSC

MNA Career & Education Desk: The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2019 began on Monday with participation of 13, 51,505 examinees from 9,081 educational institutions across the country. The 1st day’s Bangla first paper examination began at 10:00am. A total of 11, 38,747 candidates are participating in the examinations from eight general education boards while 88,451 under the Madrasa Education Board and 1, 24,264 from the Technical Education Board. Of them, 6, 64,496 are male and 6, 87,009 female students. Besides, 275 students will appear in the examinations from eight overseas centers, says a UNB report. ...

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82,500 students receives primary scholarships

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MNA Career & Education Desk: A total of 82,500 students have got scholarships in the Primary Education Completion (PEC) Examinations held in 2018. State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain came up with the information while talking to media at the secretariat on Sunday, reports UNB. Among the total scholarship recipients, 33,000 students got scholarship under talent pool while 49,500 under general category The list of scholarship recipients is available on the Primary Education Department website www.dpe.gov.bd. He said the scholarship was introduced to flourish talents among students and prevent drop out. Among them, who got scholarships ...

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Chhatra League welcomes Nur as new DUCSU VP

Nur

MNA Career & Education Desk: The Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has welcomed Nurul Haq Nur, the newly-elected vice president of the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union. BCL President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon went to the Teacher-Student Centre and greeted Nur around 4 pm Tuesday in a bid to de-escalate tensions on the campus following Monday’s DUCSU elections, reports bdnews24.com. Nur edged out Shovon to become the vice president of DUCSU in the polls held after 29 years. Nur bagged 11,062 votes while Shovon polled 9,129.

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BD students urged to explore study opportunities abroad

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MNA Career & Education Desk: Bangladeshi students can explore the ample opportunities to study abroad as many universities offer world-class degrees. But most the students cannot avail the scope due to lack of enough information. They can be successful if they apply following proper guidance. The observation was made at a discussion held at The Daily Star Center in the city on Friday. The programme also comprised a Question-Answer session. Journalists from both print and online media attended the programme. Lee Wildman, head of International Student Recruitment Department of Queen Mary University of London, and Emma Winter, manager of South ...

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DUCSU polls to be free, fair: VC

DUCSU

MNA Career & Education Desk: Dhaka University (DU) vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman on Monday said the upcoming elections to DU Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) and hall unions will be participatory, free and fair, reports UNB. “No one can interfere in and foil the election. If anyone tries to do anything illegal, the university authorities will take instant actions,” he told a briefing on the DUCSU polls at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university. The DU VC urged the student bodies to maintain an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence and practice democratic norms on the campus ahead of the elections ...

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