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Digital revolution: iPads replace textbooks

Around 75 schools in the Kingdom — international and private — have decided to distribute iPads instead of textbooks. Education officials said the move would help reduce the burden on students carrying heavy bags every day and would help them cope with new developments in education. Tariq Al-Shalfan, CEO and co-founder of Sahara Consultancy, said more than 15,000 students would ... Read More »

HSC exams begin April 3

The examinations of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent will begin from April 3. Education Ministry Deputy Chief Information Officer Subodh Chandra Dhali made the disclosure on Monday. Read More »

HC: Publish 34th BCS results again

The HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed deliver the verdict following a writ petition The High Court on Tuesday ordered a directive to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to publish the results for the 34th BCS preliminary tests by including the 280 indigenous candidates who were left out in the revised results published on July 14, ... Read More »

Schools should open doors to two-year-olds

Schools are being encouraged to open their doors to children as young as two and extend their nurseries’ opening hours as part of the government’s latest attempt to increase access to childcare. Liz Truss, the childcare minister, is writing to local authorities to ask that the nurseries are open for longer during the working day, while legislation will also be ... Read More »

20 bullet-hit among 100 injured

Over 100 students, including 20 bullet-hit, injured during a clash between demonstrating students and activists of Chhatra League and police in Rajshahi University campus Sunday morning.   Among the injured several are in critical condition.   Sources said, the demonstrators took their position in front of the university administrative building protesting fees hike and evening masters courses at 11:30am. Later, ... Read More »

District-level National Child Award competition Friday

District level National Child Award competition will be held on Friday 31 January 2014 organized by Bangladesh Shishu Academy.Children's Literature and Culture of the competition will be held in Zilla Parishad auditorium, Bangladesh Shishu Academy office and sport competitions will be held Annada public boarding high school Field. Upazila level Children's National Child Award competition already been held. The first place ... Read More »

‘Follow guidelines in punishing students’

KUALA LUMPUR: SCHOOLS are told to carry out punishments against students without fear, favour or hesitation, so long as they act in accordance with their disciplinary guidebook. National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general Lok Yim Pheng said those in the teaching profession, however, should also be apt in assessing their students' personalities and disciplinary trend. "There is a ... Read More »

Schools monitoring online bullying with slang translation software

More than a thousand British schools are monitoring pupils' online communication for bullying and self-harm using software that analyses and translates slang for teachers. The software uses a constantly updated dictionary which includes words that most adults would not understand. These include acronyms such as "gnoc" (get naked on camera) and "dirl" (die in real life) and words such as ... Read More »

University bosses in U.K. accused of bullying over strikes and pay

Staff at Glasgow university on strike in December 2013 At least 11 universities threatening to dock day's pay from any staff taking part in two-hour lunchtime walkout.   University bosses have been accused of "penny-pinching and bullying", in a dispute over a strike by academics. Across the country, thousands of lecturers are set to walk out for two hours on Thursday 23 January, over a ... Read More »

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