Opinion

February 15, 2020
February 15, 2020

A timely decision on higher education

Finally, a breath of fresh air—winds blowing through the higher stratosphere are causing some thought clouds to loosen up and shower good news on higher education.

January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020

The diploma disease of higher education

The hono-urable president of the country has been sounding the bell of alarm regarding the state of our higher education, with his recent comments at a convocation event on how “we do not want...

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

Towards a new paradigm

There is no doubt that Bangladesh suffers from the trap of low learning, and a key element of this is the lack of qualified teachers.

December 21, 2019
December 21, 2019

Academia’s global standing: The research imperative

Recently an M Phil student, studying service management of hospital patients, emailed: “Sir, I am doing descriptive type of cross-sectional study and I am not testing any hypothesis.

December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019

Was it the right decision?

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has circulated a directive to public universities recently to close all evening degree programmes. It is a populist move, made without consultation with...

December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019

Assessment in university courses must be innovative, realistic and relevant

Assess-ment of student learning in a course, in general, is interpreted as a means to evaluate the attainment of the course content

December 2, 2019
December 2, 2019

High stake exams for children

Issuing a suo moto rule on November 20, the High Court questioned the legality of the expulsion of children from Primary Education Completion Examination (PECE) and its madrasa equivalent Ebtedayee...

November 23, 2019
November 23, 2019

The learning crisis requires a new approach

For most children, turning 10 is an exciting moment. They’re learning more about the world and expanding their horizons. But too many children—more than half of all 10-year-olds in low- and middle...

November 9, 2019
November 9, 2019

Setting our priorities straight

When job seekers look for new employees, they need a system to filter out the best candidates. Indicators of potential or skill are a key component.

November 6, 2019
November 6, 2019

Just being brilliant is not enough

In general, the top meritorious students of our country study science in higher secondary school after passing the secondary school final examination.