education & Career

30 teachers of Willes Flower show-caused for coaching

Willes

MNA Career & Education Desk: Anti-Corruption Commission issued show-cause notices against 30 teachers of the city’s Willes Little Flower School and College on Sunday, in relation to their involvement in ‘coaching business’. The drive was carried out by a team comprising assistant director Mohammad Javed Habib and deputy assistant director Afnan Jannat Keya, acting on the directions of Director General (Administration) Mohammad Munir Chowdhury, was deployed to probe a complaint received over 106 hotline. They found that although the teachers in question made a pledge in 2017 not to continue their coaching activities – i.e. private tuition – they were ...

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Coaching centers to remain closed ahead SSC

Coaching

MNA Career & Education Desk: Coaching centers across the country will remain closed for a month from January 27 ahead of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations to check question papers leakage, said education minister. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni made the announcement at her office at the secretariat in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon. The minister held a meeting of the national monitoring and disciplinary committee at the office over the upcoming SSC examinations. Mohibul Hasan Chowdury Nawfel, State Minister of the ministry, was also present at meeting. This year question papers will be dispatched in aluminum ...

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Dean’s Award to 5 DU teachers & 37 students

Dean’s Award

MNA Career & Edication Desk: A total of 37 students of various departments under the science faculty of Dhaka University (DU) have been given ‘Dean’s Award’ for their outstanding academic results in Bachelor of Science (BSc) examination of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Besides, five teachers of the faculty have received the award for their extra-ordinary contributions to original research and writing books. DU vice chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed medals and certificates among the recipients of the award as chief guest at a function held Wednesday at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university. Teachers who received Dean’s ...

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Conference on Robotics, Electrical and Signal Processing Techniques at AIUB

Conference

MNA Career & Education Desk: American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) recently organised the 1st International Conference on Robotics, Electrical and Signal Processing Techniques (ICREST) on its campus. Department of Computer Engineering (CoE), and Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) from Faculty of Engineering of the AIUB arranged the three-day conference on 10 – 12 January 2019. The opening address and welcoming remarks were given by Prof. Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain, General Chair of the Conference and Dean, Faculty of Engineering of the AIUB, says a media release. The Chief Patron of the Conference Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, the Vice Chancellor ...

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IUB holds orientation ceremony

orientation

MNA Career & Education Desk: Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) welcomed its new undergraduate students of Spring 2019 Semester of this year through an orientation ceremony on Saturday at its campus at Bashundhara in Dhaka. The students got enrolled in six different Schools namely, School of Business; School of Engineering & Computer Science; School of Environmental Science & Management; School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences; School of Life Sciences, and School of Public Health, said a press release. Welcoming the newly enrolled students and the parents, IUB Vice Chancellor Prof. M. Omar Rahman called upon the new students to capitalize ...

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CUB holds ‘Spot Admission Week 2019’

Admission

MNA Education & Career Desk: A seven-day long ‘Spot Admission Week 2019’ of Canadian University of Bangladesh has been started officially on 6th January 2019, (Sunday) at the university’s Banani Campus, says a press release. Honorable Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Mohammad Mahfuzul Islam, Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Nazrul Islam and Professor William Derrenger, Dean, School of Business inaugurated the programme. Students will get 40 percent tuition waiver on spot admission and attractive gifts will also be given during the week to the newly admitted students of BBA, MBA, EMBA, CSE, EEE, English, LL.B (Hons.), Film & Television and Shipping ...

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Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal new registrar of BRUR

BRUR

MNA Career & Education Desk: Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal on Sunday took charge as the new registrar of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR). Prior to the new post at BRUR, Kamal retired as registrar of Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology, Cumilla, said a press release. The newly appointed registrar today took charges of his office replacing Muhammad Ibrahim Kabeer, registrar of the university. Officials and employees of the university congratulated the newly appointed registrar with wreaths after he assumed office, reports BSS. As per recommendation of the search committee, formed on December 11 at the 59th syndicate ...

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Online learning platform launched for women

online learning

MNA Education Desk: The2HourJob, country’s first online job marketplace for women, launched an online learning platform for the grassroots. “This is such a platform where people from any corner of the country can attain an online certification course. We have launched the programme to meet the growing demand of online learning in the country,” The2HourJob founder Sanjida Khandoker told news agency. Sanjida said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed Thursday with UY lab in this regard. the2hourjob.com is such a platform, where women can get job as per their preference and experience sitting in their respective houses. The website ...

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SUST reopens after 14-day vacation

vacation

MNA Education Desk: Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) reopened on Tuesday after 14-day vacation for winter and Christmas, reports news agency. The academic activities of the university resumed in the morning, said a press release signed by deputy-registrar Yunus Ali. Earlier on 26 December, the administrative activities were resumed. The students have started returning to the campus.

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Textbook Festival kicks off across country

Textbook Festival

MNA Education Desk: The Textbook Festival, marking the distribution of free textbooks among school and madrasah students, was kicked off across the country on Tuesday morning, reported news agency. Millions of schoolchildren have joined the festivity at schools and madrasas across the country to receive books free of cost for their new classes on the first day of the new year. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid began the handing over of newly printed books among students at Azimpur Government Girls’ School and College around 9:30 am. Later around 11 am, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman Fizar started distributing ...

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All students from 43 schools failed

failed

MNA Education Desk: All students from 4,769 education institutions passed their exams, while all examinees from 43 institutions failed, reported news agency. Overall 85.83 percent students have passed the JSC and JDC exams, a 2.18 percentage-point increase from last year. Last year, all students from 5,279 education institutions passed, while all from 59 institutions failed. This means the number of educational institutions with a 100 percent pass rate has decreased by 510, while the number with a zero percent pass rate decreased by 16. The 100-percent pass rate institutions include 413 from the Dhaka Board, 912 from the Rajshahi Board, ...

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JSC, JDC and PEC results published

JDC

MNA Education Desk: The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC), Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) and Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee examinations have been published on Monday. The pass rate of JSC is 85.28 per cent and JDC is 89.04 per cent while PEC pass rate is 97.59 per cent and Ebtedayee is 97.69 per cent. Around 68,095 students secured GPA-5 this year. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over the copy of results of JSC and JDC examinations and Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman handed over the copy of results of PEC examination to Prime ...

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IU to introduce Fine Arts department

Fine Arts department

MNA Education Desk: Islamic University (IU) authorities will introduce the Fine Arts department at the university from 2019-20 academic session, reports news agency. IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif on Saturday said they received a letter from the University Grants Commission, signed by its Public University Management Department director M Kamal Hossain, allowing the university to introduce the department. The activities of the department will be conducted under the Arts faculty, he said, adding that a total of 30 students can enroll at the department.

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4th International Conference held in CEUT

CUET

MNA Education Desk: The Department of Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), organized the 4th International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ICACE) during 19-21 December 2018. ICACE provides an excellent forum for exchanging information and discussions on a wide variety of Civil Engineering topics, representing the latest development and future trends. Inspired by the success of the previous events of ICACE-2012, ICACE-2014 and ICACE-2016, we are committed to uphold the excellence of ICACE-2018. The goal of this conference is to bring together once again the leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars and decision makers in various fields ...

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Photo exhibition on Victory Day held at DU

photo exhibition

MNA Education Desk: A daylong photo exhibition organised by Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (Duja) was held on the premises of Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of the university on Sunday, marking the 48th Victory Day. DU vice-chancellor M Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the exhibition titled ‘Birth of a Map’ in the morning while Duja president Asif Taasin and general secretary Mahmudul Hasan Nayon were present among others. The exhibition showcased 150 rare collections of photographs and paper cuttings based on the history of Bangladesh from the British era to the birth of Bangladesh, especially events of the Liberation War and those related to Father ...

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IU observes Martyred Intellectuals Day

Martyred Intellectuals Day

MNA Education Desk: The Islamic University (IU) observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day on Friday, paying tribute to the intellectuals killed by Pakistan occupation forces and their local collaborators at the fag-end of the Liberation War. Vice-chancellor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari hoisted the national flag at half-mast position while pro-vice-chancellor M Shahinoor Rahman hoisted a black flag in front of the university’s administrative building in Kushtia around 9:40am. IU authorities, IUTA, Bangabandhu Parishad, Zia Parishad, IUJA and various other organisations of teachers and students placed floral wreaths at the university’s memorial monument. Later, the teachers, officials, students and employees brought out a ...

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JSC, JDC, PEC, Ebtedayee results on Dec 24

ebtedayee

MNA Education Desk: The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC), Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC), Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee examinations will be published on Dec 24. Sources from the ministries of education and mass education confirmed the matter to banglanews Tuesday (Dec 11). As many as 26,70,333 students sat for JSC and JDC and around 57 lakh for PEC and Ebtedayee exams this year. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the textbook festival on the same day. Students will be given free textbooks on Dec 30. The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations were held ...

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70 DU students get Dean’s Award

Dean’s Award

MNA Education Desk: Seventy meritorious students from different departments under the Business Studies faculty of Dhaka University (DU) received the Dean’s Award for their academic results in the BBA and MBA examinations, reported news agency. DU vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed the awards among the students at a function held at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university on Tuesday. Business Studies faculty’s dean Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam presided over the function while DU treasurer Md Kamal Uddin spoke at the programme as a special guest. President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nihad Kabir addressed the programme ...

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48 Bangladeshi students win Cambridge’s ‘Top in World’

Top

MNA Education Desk: A total of 48 students have won ‘Top in the World’ awards by ‘Cambridge Assessment International Education’ for their exceptional performance in the June 2018 Cambridge examination series. Students from schools across the country were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at an awards ceremony at International Convention City, Bashundhara on Saturday. It was jointly hosted by Cambridge International and the British Council, Bangladesh. These students, according to a press release, achieved the highest marks in the world in a range of individual subjects across Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level ...

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Viqarunnisa appoints new acting principal

acting principal

MNA Education Desk: The authorities of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College appointed a new acting principal and morning shift in-charge for its Bailey Road branch, reported news agency. Hasina Begum, an assistant professor of the institution, was appointed to the post while Mohsin Talukder was made the morning shift in-charge. Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during examination. The governing body of the school suspended its three teachers — acting Principal Nazneen Ferdous, morning shift in-charge of Bailey Road ...

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Dept development fees not from students: JU

development fees

MNA Education Desk: The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Monday abolished the department development fees from masters’ courses after facing tough students’ protests. “The university authorities have cancelled the department development fee for the masters’ students”, said JU acting registrar Rahima Kaniz. “We decided to seek the development fee from University Grant Commission (UGC) from next year. However, in the current year, the students will have to pay the department development fees fixed by the authorities”, she added. Earlier on Sunday, an alliance of student organisations of left leaning political parties under the banner of Pragatishil Chhatra Jote besieged ...

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PSC, JSC results likely on Dec 25-27

PSC

MNA Education Desk: The results of Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Ebtedayee terminal examinations will be published on December 26 or 27, reported news agency. The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinees also will get their results between December 25 and December 27. In convenient time given by the Prime Minister, the results of PSC and Ebtedayee, JSC and JDC will be published. As per the tradition, Education Minister and Primary and Mass Education Minister along with officials concerned hand over the results sheet to the premier. This year a total 27,77,270 students appeared at PSC ...

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ULAB celebrates Karl Marx’s bicentenary

bicentenary

MNA Education Desk: The Department of English and Humanities at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organized a two-day international conference to celebrate Karl Marx’s bicentenary. The conference was held at ULAB’s permanent campus auditorium on Friday and Saturday. The chief guest, Prof Serajul Islam Chowdhury, inaugurated the ceremony and delivered the opening speech, followed by keynote speaker Bret Benjamin, associate professor at the State University of New York, Albany. This conference commemorating Karl Marx’s 200th birth anniversary seeks to ask and address a number of important questions about the relationship between thought and politics, between language and culture, between ...

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107 get Duke of Edinburgh’s award

Dean’s Award

MNA Education Desk: A total of 107 students from different departments of Dhaka University (DU) have been awarded ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award’ for their success in various extra-curricular activities. Among them, 30 students received Silver Awards while 77 others Bronze Awards, a DU press release said. DU vice-chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed certificates among the students as the chief guest at a function held at the RC Majumder Auditorium of the university on 22 November. Director of Students Counselling and Guidance Office of DU Mahjabeen Haque presided over the function. Chairman of executive committee of the Duke of ...

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Online application for NU admission begins 28 Nov

online

MNA Education desk: The second release slip of online application into first-year honours courses of 2018-19 academic session at different colleges under National University (NU) will begin on 28 November. The admission process will continue till 12 midnight, an official release said Sunday. The candidates, who do not qualify in the merit list or do not get admitted, will be eligible for applying in the application. The detailed information regarding online application will be available on www.nu.ac.bd/admission.

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4th national debate at RU

national debate

MNA Education Desk: Gold Bangladesh, a debate organization of Rajshahi University (RU), organized a 2-daylong 4th national debate fest, with the vision of preparing knowledge and leadership skills based new generation, at the university Teachers Students Center (TSC). RU pro-vice-chancellor Prof Dr Ananda Kumar Saha inaugurated the program as chief guest. After that colorful rally was started on the campus and marching deferent roads that terminated in front of university’s Kazi Nazrul Islam auditorium. Besides, student advisor Prof Dr Laila Arjuman Banu, former student advisor Prof Dr Golam Sattar Tipu, were present as special guests. Sohrab Hossain, president of “Gold ...

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61.1pc pass in DU ‘Gha’ unit fresh test

photo exhibition

MNA Education Desk: The results of the freshly held “Gha” unit admission test of Dhaka University were published on Monday afternoon (Nov 19) where 61.1 percent students passed. DU authorities retook the admission test of first-year honors programs for the 2018-19 academic sessions on November 16. A total of 16,181 students, who obtained pass marks in the previous test held on October 12, took part in the examination. Of them, 9,886 students secured the pass mark. To get the full results of the test, students can go to admission.eis.du.ac.bd, according to a press release issued by the public relations office ...

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