Manzoor Ahmed

May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021

Four steps to reopening schools and recovering learning losses

The second wave of the pandemic has hit life and livelihood hard and has thrown us all into deep anxiety. For 40 million students,

April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021

Can we prevent a potential collapse of the current education system?

The second wave of the pandemic has crashed onto Bangladesh and other countries, including India, after a downturn earlier in the year, dashing the hope for a waning of the pandemic.

March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021

Reclaiming our foundational values in education

On the 50th year of its birth, Bangladesh has crossed the bar to join the ranks of developing countries. It aims to be a developed country in two decades.

March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021

Building on Bangabandhu’s education vision

On October 28, 1970, in his address to the nation on national TV and radio channels prior to the 1970 parliamentary elections of undivided Pakistan, Bangabandhu enumerated the continuing...

February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

Finding a new trajectory for education

As we step into the second decade of the 21st century and Bangladesh is poised to become a middle-income country, a pertinent question about the education system may be whether the glass is half...

January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021

A blueprint for school reopening and learning recovery

In 2018, the UN General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as International Day of Education to celebrate the role of education for peace and development.

December 20, 2020
December 20, 2020

‘A teacher at last’: The story not told

It was reported in the press that a teacher who topped the list in the primary school teachers’ recruitment examination 12 years ago did not get the job.

December 6, 2020
December 6, 2020

Make school calendar child and learning friendly

Is there a good reason why the school year should begin in the first month of the Christian calendar other than that this is how it was done in the colonial era? In India, school calendar is a...

November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020

US elections: Toxic populism challenges democracy

Mark Twain reputedly said that God created wars to teach Americans geography. It can be said that God put Donald Trump in the White House to teach America how to protect democracy.

October 5, 2020
October 5, 2020

World Teachers’ Day: Time to rethink teaching to salvage our education

Does Bangladesh education need salvaging? The official narrative is equivocal. Most young children are in primary school. The system has expanded to comprise 40 million students, over 200,000...