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Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women


The investigation found that in this year’s entrance exams the school reduced all applicants’ first-stage test scores by 20 percent and then added at least 20 points for male applicants The investigative report said the manipulation was “profound sexism,” according to lawyer Kenji Nakai TOKYO: A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance ... Read More »

It’s International Women’s Day!


WOMAN ● changes her name ● changes her home ● leaves her family ● moves in with you ● builds a home with you ● gets pregnant for you ● pregnancy changes her body ● she gets fat ● almost gives up in the labour room due to the unbearable pain of child birth ● even the kids she delivers ... Read More »

HSC admission: Choice to apply for 20 colleges this year


The process of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) admission begins tomorrow. The admissions will be done on the basis of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exam results. Like last year, this year the applications for college enrolment will be received online and through mobile phones. A student can apply to up to 20 institutions of his or her choice unlike ... Read More »

Friday’s HSC exams now on June 12


The government today deferred the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and diploma-in-business studies examinations scheduled for May 27 for Union Parishad election. The Election Commission is scheduled to hold UP election in 56 UPs in the fifth phase on May 28. “The Election Commission has requested us not to hold examination the day before the election day,” Mahabubur Rahman, chairman of ... Read More »

Cyclone Roanu: Sunday’s HSC, equivalent exams rescheduled


The government today rescheduled the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations scheduled for tomorrow as Cyclone Roanu left a trail of devastation in many parts of the country. According to the new schedule, Sunday's examination under eight general education boards will be held on May 27, says a press release issued by the education ministry today. The examinations ... Read More »

N’ganj headmaster taken to Dhaka Medical


Narayanganj school headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, who was in attention for the last few days over an incident of humiliation by a local lawmaker, has been moved to Dhaka for better treatments. He was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 12:45pm today with “pain all over his body.” He seemed out of danger without any major bruises on his ... Read More »

‘I was humiliated by a lawmaker’ (video)

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Six days after his humiliation by a mob, Shyamal Kanti Bhakta was reinstated as the headmaster of a Narayanganj school. On May 13, the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School was humiliated and punished by the local mob on the allegation of demeaning religion. Also READ: MP Salim Osman won’t apologise Led by AKM Salim Osman, a local lawmaker ... Read More »

Primary education extended to class Vlll


The government on Wednesday decided to extend the level of primary education up to class eight, said education minister Nurul Islam Nahid. The decision was made in a meeting of National Education Policy Implementation Committee at the education ministry which was also attended by primary and mass education minister Mostafizur Rahman. The minister said from now on the education of ... Read More »

After humiliation, N’ganj school headmaster now suspended


Authorities of a Narayanganj school on Tuesday suspended the headmaster days after he was  humiliated in presence of local lawmaker for his alleged derogatory comments on religion. Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, however, received the suspension letter. Sources said the Managing Committee of Piyar Sattar Latif High School took the decision against Shyamal Kanti Bhakta at an emergency meeting on Tuesday. The ... Read More »

‘Sorry, Sir!’


“We’re sorry, Sir!” This message – aimed to apologise for the humiliation meted out to the headmaster of a Narayanganj school – floods the social media. An expression of helplessness, the gesture shows how a respected person like a schoolteacher can be subjected to insult at the hands of the powerful quarters. His helplessness appears overwhelming, bringing the netizens to express ... Read More »

AUST teacher admits harassing students


Mahfuzur Rashid Ferdous, a teacher of the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), today confessed before a Dhaka court that he sexually harassed his female students. Metropolitan Magistrate Kazi Kamrul Islam recorded his confessional statement under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in the case. Earlier in the day, Afroz Irene Koli, sub-inspector of Women Support ... Read More »

Facebook provides users’ info to Bangladesh govt


Popular social networking site Facebook has provided users’ information to the Bangladesh authorities for the first time. The Facebook authorities gave the information to the Bangladesh government after it made 12 requests about 31 users’ accounts between July and December last year, according to Government Requests Report released by the site yesterday. “We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases. Each ... Read More »

HSC exams begin on April 3


Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2016 will begin on April 3 across the country, says Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid.    At a pre-examination press conference at the ministry yesterday, he said around 12.19 lakh examinees would take part in the tests from 8,533 educational institutions. Of them, around 6.54 lakh are male and about 5.65 lakh ... Read More »

Premier University closed sine die


The Premier University, a private university which run by Chittagong City Corporation, on Tuesday closed sine die following a clash between two groups of students on the campus that killed a student and injured two others.The university administration took the decision in an emergency meeting held this afternoon with its vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Anupom Sen in the chair, BSS ... Read More »

Miracles of Qur’an encapsulated in children’s pop-up books


Award-winning author Hajera Memon is winning little hearts all over the world through her creative storytelling of some of the most glorious, historical and timeless events from the Holy Qur’an. She is the founder of publishing house Shade 7 Limited and author of the first Islamic pop-up book ‘The Story of the Elephant,’ which tells the story of Surah Al-Feel. ... Read More »

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