Sunday, 01 Nov, 2020

Education

Closure of educational institutions extended till Nov 14

The ongoing closure of educational institutions across the country has been extended till November 14 due to the lingering coronavirus pandemic and a possible second wave of infection during the coming winter.   Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni made the announcement at a virtual

Part of HSC registration fees to be refunded 

Bangladesh Inter-education Board has decided to refund part of the registration fees charged from the candidates of HSC and equivalent examinations as this year's exams were cancelled. Dhaka Education Board Chairman and President of Bangladesh Inter Education Board Coordination

No annual exam for secondary students

Education Minister Dipu Moni said there will be no annual examinations for secondary level students this year as educational institutions remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Moreover, students will be assessed through assignments, the minister said at a virtual press

Coursera announces free versions for campus, academic integrity upgrades

Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, announced free versions of Coursera for Campus and upgraded features to address the critical and long-term needs of higher education worldwide.  New features allow universities to deliver academic integrity for

Australia to require English test for partner visas

Australia will require foreign partners of existing residents to pass an English language test before gaining a permanent visa, its government says. The controversial immigration requirement, if approved by parliament, would apply from mid-2021. It would also force the partners of

No HSC exam this year

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations would not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, aspirants would be evaluated in a new and different way, she said while addressing an online press

Closure of educational institutions extended till Oct 31

The government has extended the ongoing closure of all educational institutions across the country till October 31. Mohammad Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the Education Ministry confirmed the matter to Banglanews on Thursday.  He said the ongoing closure till October

HSC exam schedule to be announced next week: Edu minister

The government is going to announce the schedule for the long-stalled Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations either on Monday or Tuesday in next week. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni made the disclosure at a virtual press conference on Wednesday. "We

Govt to extend closure of educational institutions

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Wednesday said the ongoing closure of the educational institutions across the country will be extended further due to the coronavirus situation. “The closure will have to be extended. We will announce the new date later,” she said while

Edu ministry forms probe body over MC College gang-rape

The Education Ministry has formed a three-member body to investigate the gang-rape of a woman in a dormitory of Sylhet Murari Chand (MC) College on last Friday. Secondary and Higher Education Division of the ministry on Monday formed the body making Prof Md Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury,

Decision on HSC exam on Sep 24

Bangladesh Inter-Education Board has called a meeting to decide when and how the HSC and equivalent examinations, which have been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, will be arranged.   Chairmen of all education boards of the country will attend the meeting to be held at 2:00

Hathazari madrasa closed until further notice

The government has declared shut the Darul Uloom Moinul Islam madrasa in Hathazari upazila of Chattogram until further notice. The Ministry of Education issued an order on Thursday with an immediate effect. The order was signed by Syed Asgar Ali, assistant secretary to Technical and

College admission begins, online classes from October

The admission process for Class XI (session 2020 – 2021) began on Sunday which will continue till September 17. Dhaka Education Board Chairman and President of Inter-Education Coordinating Board Md Ziaul Haque on Sunday said online classes for the eleven-grade students will begin

Habiganj Agriculture University Bill, 2020 passed in JS

The parliament today passed the Habiganj Agriculture University Bill, 2020 in line with the government policy to establish a university in every district to ensure ease of higher education. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni moved the bill in the House and it was passed in voice votes

Highest ceilings of HSC admission fees fixed

The Inter-Education Board Coordination Subcommittee has set the highest ceilings for HSC admission fees. The top ceiling fixed for the colleges of Dhaka Metropolitan areas at Tk 5,000, other metropolitan cities Tk 3,000, district twon Tk 2,000 and upazila level Tk 1,000. The

No exams this year if schools remain closed: Senior Secy

No examinations will be held this year if primary schools remained close due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Primary and Mass Education Senior Secretary Akram-Al-Hossain on Sunday made the disclosure in a press conference at Secretariat marking International Literacy Day

Dr Yunus appointed Malaysia’s AIU chancellor

Nobel Laureate Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, has been appointed as the Inaugural Chancellor of Albukhary International University (AIU) in Malaysia. Yunus, who is also the Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and the Chairman of Yunus Centre is

Wuhan reopens all schools

Students in face masks returned to class in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, as the city opened schools and kindergartens for the first time in seven months. Nearly 1.4 million students resumed classes at some 2,800 kindergartens, primary

No JSC, JDC exams this year

The government has cancelled Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dhakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations for this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. MA Khair, public relations officer at the Ministry of Education confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon. Earlier in the

Closure of educational institutions extended till Oct 3

The government has extended the ongoing closure of all educational institutions across the country till October 3, aiming at slowing down further spread of coronavirus in the country. Mohammad Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the Education Ministry confirmed the matter to