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  • Future readiness of Bangladesh's higher education institutions

    The Daily Star's February 3rd issue carries a story on page 5 about the acute teacher shortage at Khulna Medical College.

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    Rethinking engineering education in Bangladesh

    During the twentieth century, engineering education in the developed countries underwent a remarkable transformation.

  • Ducsu election should be covered by CCTV

    As the long-awaited Ducsu election is nearing, the issue of “co-existence” has widely been in discussion for some time now, just as the issue of “level playing field” was in discussion before the last national election.

  • Pratik's death and irregularities in the university recruitment process

    The recent case of suicide of Taifur Rahman Pratik, a student of Genetics Engineering and Biotechnology Department at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), because of the alleged injustices done to him by his teachers,

  • A new learning paradigm

    In the beginning of the twentieth century, a growing number of educators, professionals and representatives of the business community in western countries began to realise the shortcomings of the traditional education (TE) system.

  • Hill teachers in dire straits: They deserve to live in dignity

    It may be hard to believe but Rajendra Lal Tripura, an assistant teacher of Hamachang Forungni Govt. Primary School, has not been getting his salary for the last two years.

  • Why are university graduates failing to meet market needs?

    With 41 public and 103 private universities having more than three million students (around 28 lakh students in public universities and 3.37 lakh students in private universities as per the Annual Report 2016 of the UGC)—greater than the population of some countries—Bangladesh's tertiary education system is one of the most overcrowded in the world. However, the highly educated in the country have fewer chances of employment today.

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    Key challenges for the education minister

    President Abdul Hamid appointed 47 members to the new cabinet of Bangladesh this month with Dr Dipu Moni taking over the reins of

  • Challenges for the new ministers

    Dr Dipu Moni has been named the minister of education in the new Cabinet led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the third consecutive term. Md Zakir Hossain is the new state minister responsible for primary and mass education.

  • Revisiting Vivekananda's philosophy on education

    Swami Vivekananda insightfully defined education as “the manifestation of the perfection already in man.” Here, “perfection” refers to a range of abilities and talents that exist within us and “manifestation” refers to bringing those out.

  • What can we do to keep children in school?

    Student absenteeism (in the classroom) is a matter of serious concern for education policymakers in Bangladesh because it is a major hindrance in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), the objective of which is to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

  • Manifestos in the era of alt-facts—the case of education

    In his famous novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize winning Colombian writer, writes about

  • Universal Children's Day: How do we keep them in school?

    Remarkable progress has been made in recent years to expand access to education in Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries of the world. But at the same time, significant challenges remain if the potential is to be fulfilled.

  • Thinking School: A catalyst for transformational change in education

    It's a common scene to see children in our streets in the early morning going to school, carrying heavy bags full of books on their shoulders.

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    44 high schools nationalised

    The government nationalises 44 more secondary schools in different parts of the country to ensure quality education.

  • The glaring gaps in our research

    In certain kinds of literature on NGO activities in Bangladesh—documents, annual/mid-term reviews, etc.—there is often this fascination for numbers and numerical figures.