education & Career

College admission to begin from August 9


MNA Career & Education Desk: The government is set to start the process of enrolment to grade 11 in colleges on August 9 after deferring its plans to do so in June due to a worsening coronavirus epidemic. Students who have passed the SSC and equivalent examinations can apply for college admission online until September 15, the education ministry said in a statement on Sunday. Details about the admission process will be published on Dhaka Education Board’s website, it added. Schools and educational institutions across the country have been closed from March 17 amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, reports ...

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Educational institutions to remain closed until May 5


MNA Career & Educational Desk: All educational institutions will remain closed until May 5 in parallel with the government’s announcement of general holidays, aiming to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease. “All the educational institutions will remain closed until May 5 considering the situation,” said Mohammad Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the Education Ministry on Thursday, reports UNB. Earlier in the day, the government extended general holidays until May 5, aiming to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. Seven more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours until Thursday, taking the death toll in ...

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Govt shuts down all educational institutions amid virus fears


MNA Career & Education Desk: Government is temporarily shutting down all educational institutions across the country from March 17 amid a global coronavirus outbreak. “The official order will be published on Monday afternoon,” Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury said, reports UNB. The death toll from coronavirus or COVID-19 reached 6,518 globally as of Monday. It has so far infected 169,719 people around the world, according to worldometer. COVID-19 is affecting 157 countries and territories around the world and one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan). The World Health Organization on March 11 declared the ...

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Be employers, not employees: PM Sheikh Hasina


MNA Career & Education Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the youth to develop a mindset of being self-employed and employers instead of desperately looking for jobs. “It won’t be wise just to look for jobs… should rather think you won’t do jobs but give jobs to others,” she said while distributing the National Youth Award, 2019 at her office in the city. The Prime Minister handed over the award to 22 self-employed youths and five youth organisers in recognition of their contributions towards generating jobs for themselves and others. Sheikh Hasina called upon the youth to utilise ...

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Employers find NUB graduates’ quality below the mark


MNA Career & Education Desk: Employers do not find the quality of the graduates of National University, Bangladesh (NUB) up to the mark; which is way a good number of them are deprived of decent jobs and also face the risk of unemployment, according to a study. Consequently, some 70 per cent of the employers suggested that NUB students improve their skills in five areas- computers/ICT skill, English language proficiency, communication skill, presentation skill and (e) technical knowledge, the study disclosed. The study, conducted by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), revealed the employers’ view that the NUB graduates ...

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SSC: Coaching centres to be shuttered for a month


MNA Career & Education Desk: Education Minister Dipu Moni made the announcement to reporters after a meeting of the National Monitoring and Law and Order Committee on the exams at the Secretariat on Thursday. “All coaching centres across the country will remain shut from Jan 25 to Feb 25,” the minister said. The government is making such adjustments with the coaching centres before SSC exam for few years as these coaching centres were found involved in question paper leaking which was almost destroying the education system of Bangladesh. This year also the government has decided to follow the same policy ...

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HC rules over result of recruiting govt primary teachers

High Court

MNA Career & Education Desk: The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule upon the respondents to explain in four weeks as to why the final result of the assistant teacher recruitment process of the government primary schools published on December 24, 2019, should not be declared illegal. The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by some applicants. The court also wanted to know in the rule as to why the respondents should not be directed to publish a fresh result as per Section ...

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‘DaffodilIMUN-2020: Platform for exploring leadership


MNA Career & Education Desk: Four-day international conference titled ‘DaffodilIMUN-2020’ (Daffodil International Model United Nations-2020) ended on January 05, 2020, at Shawdhinata Milonayoton of Daffodil International University (DIU) at Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka. Professor Dr Farhana Helal Mehtab, associate dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science of DIU was present at the closing programme as the guest of honour. Rokonuzzaman Sajal, representative of UNFPA, Abdul Barique, owner of Rajbari Publishers and Rafi Al Mahmud, convener of Daffodil IMUN-2020 were also present at the closing programme, among others. The theme of the conference was “Empowering Good Governance and Sustainable Development through Youth ...

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DU Faculty of Business Studies wins CFA Institute Research competition


MNA Career & Education Desk: A team from Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, has won the Local Final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2019-20 and now advances to the Asia Pacific Regional final to be held in Seoul, South Korea, where the team will compete against universities from Asia Pacific countries. The local final of this globally prestigious competition was held at The Westin Hotel in Dhaka recently. A team from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, became the first runner up and a team from Bangladesh University of Professionals, came out as the second runner ...

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Primary, Ebtedayee exams begins Sunday


MNA Career & Education Desk: The Primary and Ebtedayee terminal examinations begins across the country on Sunday. The examinations will be held at 7,470 centres across the country. This year, 25,53,267 students will sit for the Primary terminal examinations. Of them, 11, 81,300 are boys and 13,71,967 girls, UNB reports. Besides, 3,50, 371 students – 1,87,082 boys and 1,66,281 girls – will attend the Ebtedayee terminal examinations. The examinations will be held at 7,458 centres across the country. Besides, 615 students will sit for the examinations from eight countries. The examinations are scheduled to end on November 24. The two ...

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Business planning contest cheers up youths


MNA Career & Education Desk: Bangladesh Agricultural University Career Club (BAUCC) organised the grand finale of the most auspicious event of their calendar ‘TrailBlazer 2.0’ on October 20, 2019. TrailBlazer is an intra-university business planning competition which has become an awaited event in the BAU campus. Followed by the previous edition, it comprised three rounds: a) project proposal submission, b) business plan submission, and c) final pitch. There were nearly 70 teams who submitted their business proposal for the first round and among them, 15 teams got selected for the second round. In the second round, BAUCC organised a workshop ...

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Experts share knowledge about capital market


MNA Career & Education Desk: East West University (EWU) Investment and Finance Club celebrated the World Investor Week 2019 in the university campus on October 02 and 03, 2019. On the first day of celebration, an intra university finance-based quiz and composition writing competition took place with the title “Finalogy season 3”. More than 120 undergraduate students participated in this competition. On the following day, a seminar was arranged on “Challenges faced by young investors in the emerging capital market”. Farhad Ahmed, executive director, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission, and Dr Md Tabarak Hossain Bhuiyan, managing director and CEO, Prime ...

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BUET movement comes to an end with mass oath taking


MNA Career & Education Desk: Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) finally called off their movement through taking oath on Wednesday, 10 days after the protest against the murder of their fellow Abrar Fahad. The student observed a mass oath-taking programme at the BUET auditorium at about 1:15am against all kinds of crime, and communal and evil forces. BUET Vice Chancellor Prof Saiful Islam, deans of different faculties and hall provosts also took oath. But, the teachers did not join them although they were present in the programme. Before the beginning of the programme, one-minute silence was ...

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27 candidates to vie for each seat in IU admission test


MNA Career & Education Desk: The Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia will see 27 students on average fight for each seat in this year’s entry tests for the 2019-20 academic session. Altogether, 61,942 candidates are expected to take part in the entry tests, IU admission test technical committee member secretary Professor Paresh Chandra Barman said on Thursday morning. There are 2,305 seats under four faculties of the university. A total of 2, 223 students applied for 240 seats under ‘A’ unit (Theology Faculty), 27,637 for 1,065 seats under ‘B’ unit (Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty), 8,930 for 450 seats under ...

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Dhaka University ‘Ga’ unit admission test Friday

‘Ga’ unit

MNA Education & Career Desk: The entry test for 2019-20 session under the ‘Ga’ unit–Business Studies Faculty—of Dhaka University (DU) will be held on Friday. The test will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am at 56 centres across the capital and on the campus. A total of 29,058 students will fight for 1,250 seats, DU said in a press release. Meanwhile, the admission test of ‘Cha’ unit under the Fine Arts Faculty will be held at 10:00am to 11:00am at 19 centres on the campus on Saturday. A total of 16,001 aspirants will vie for 135 seats. No electronic devices ...

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Medical students continue protests against two-year internship


MNA Career & Education Desk: Medical students have continued their protest against a government proposal to extend the existing year-long internship programme for MBBS graduates to two years. The students of Dhaka Medical College Hospital staged a rally on the campus and in front of the central Shaheed Minar on Sunday demanding the withdrawal of the proposal, reports They also submitted a memorandum to the acting vice-principal of the college and the director of the hospital, Robin Haque, a student of DMCH, said. The students of Sir Salimullah Medical College, who demonstrated on the streets on Saturday, resumed their ...

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Medical students furious at proposed two-year internship


MNA Career & Education Desk: Enraged medical students organized a protest rally and took to social media to vent their fury on Saturday against the government’s proposal of implementing a two-year internship programme for aspiring doctor. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Aug 27 issued a circular attaching the draft policy and sought opinions on the issue by September 18. The plan proposes posting second year medical interns to an upazila health complex after completing the first year of the internship in their respective medical college hospitals, as per a report. At present, an aspiring physician on ...

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IPDC-Prothom Alo launch Priyo Shikkhok Shommanona


MNA Career & Education Desk: IPDC Finance Limited and Prothom Alo on Saturday jointly launched ‘IPDC-Prothom Alo Priyo Shikkhok Shommanona’. Syed Manzoorul Islam, Professor of English at Dhaka University was present as special guest at a press conference alongside Mominul Islam, Managing Director and CEO of IPDC Finance Limited and Matiur Rahman, Editor of Daily Prothom Alo. Rasheda K Chowdhury, Executive Director, Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE); Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Vice Chancellor, United International University; Dr. HM Johirul Haque, Vice Chancellor, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh; Prof. Dr. Khondkar Siddiuqe-e-Rabbani, Dhaka University and other renowned professionals from the education ...

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‘Productivity concept’ to be included in education curriculum


MNA Career & Education Desk: The government is going to include a chapter on ‘productivity concept’ in the national education curriculum for the year 2021 to attract the young generation to productivity. Industries Secretary M Abdul Halim came up with the disclosure at a meeting of the national productivity executive committee at the Industries Ministry on Thursday. He said the draft content on productivity concept prepared by the National Productivity Organisation (NPO) has already been sent to the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB). Halim said the chapter titled ‘The Concept of Productivity’ will be added to the text books ...

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Changemakers provide solutions to social entrepreneurship


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


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


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’


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


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


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


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


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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