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মাধ্যমিক থেকে ডিগ্রি পর্যন্ত গরিব ও মেধাবী শিক্ষার্থীদের বিনা বেতনে পড়ার সুযোগ তৈরি করার লক্ষ্যে ট্রাস্ট ফান্ড গঠনের উদ্যোগ নিয়েছে সরকার। শিক্ষার্থীদের সহায়তা ছাড়াও ফান্ড গঠনের লক্ষ্য শিক্ষা কার্যক্রমে সরকারি ও বেসরকারি উদ্যোগের সঙ্গে বিত্তবানদের সম্পৃক্ত করা। এ ছাড়া প্রবাসীদের অনুদান, লটারির অর্থ এবং বিদেশি দাতা সংস্থার কাছ থেকে আর্থিক সহায়তা নেওয়া হবে। এ লক্ষ্যে গঠিত কমিটি ইতিমধ্যে খসড়া নীতমালা তৈরি করেছে। (বিস্তারিত…)


শিক্ষামন্ত্রী নুরুল ইসলাম নাহিদ বলেছেন, বাংলাদেশে শিক্ষাখাতে বরাদ্দ প্রয়োজনের তুলনায় এক-তৃতীয়াংশেরও কম। শনিবার সকালে ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে বাংলাদেশ রসায়ন সমিতির দিনব্যাপী সিম্পোজিয়ামের উদ্বোধনী পর্বে তিনি এ মন্তব্য করেন। নুরুল ইসলাম নাহিদ বলেন, “তৃতীয় বিশ্বের দেশগুলোতে মানসম্পন্ন শিক্ষা নিশ্চিত করতে জিডিপির শতকরা ৮ ভাগ এ খাতে ব্যয় করতে হয়। আমাদের দেশে এ পরিমাণটি মাত্র ২ দশমিক ২৩ ভাগ যা চাহিদার এক তৃতীয়াংশেরও কম।” (বিস্তারিত…)

Scientific education

Posted: ফেব্রুয়ারি 23, 2009 in Education

While the slogan “Science for all” has been appreciated and accepted by most people, and scientific development is going on with the speed of light almost everywhere, the area of scientific ignorance among people of Bangladesh is widening. The situation is worse than even before because the politicians were almost silent as if it is not an important issue. They were more interested in importing science than local creation or innovation. The politicians should not be blamed fully because they became silent observing the previous activities of the responsible scientists in different sectors. It is pertinent to raise an important point here that all sciences are not science and all scientists are not real scientists. The main thing is to give the right person the right responsibilities. Otherwise, he will just pass time and destroy the whole system. (বিস্তারিত…)

Work to remove illiteracy

Posted: ফেব্রুয়ারি 23, 2009 in Education

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said all the education systems in the country should be brought under a single syllabus to remove discrimination in education systems.

He also said a new education commission will be formed where good aspects of the previous commissions will be incorporated. (বিস্তারিত…)

Govt firm to achieve 100pc literacy by 2014

Posted: ফেব্রুয়ারি 23, 2009 in Education

State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Motahar Hossain at a workshop yesterday said the government is determined to achieve 100 percent literacy in the country by 2014.

The minister emphasised the importance of a coordinated effort by the government and NGOs with a view to achieving the total literacy rate within the stipulated time frame.

Motahar said this at the inaugural function of a South Asian sub-regional workshop on ‘Material development for literacy and non-formal education’ organised by Dhaka Ahsania Mission in collaboration with Unesco and Bangladesh National Commission for Unesco at its head office in the city. (বিস্তারিত…)

Primary Education in Shambles-3

Posted: ফেব্রুয়ারি 16, 2009 in Education, Primary Education

Govt faces big task to get total literacy

7 lakh new teachers, 30,000 schools needed

The government faces a great challenge in realising its election pledge of total literacy in the country by 2014 because of the heavy dropout of children from primary schools and acute shortage of teachers.

Academicians and researchers think that to reach these targets, the government will have to recruit seven lakh new teachers — preferably trained — and build 30,000 new schools and 60,000 new classrooms in existing schools within the next two years. (বিস্তারিত…)

Guidebook scandal

Posted: ফেব্রুয়ারি 13, 2009 in Education

Government should take zero tolerance attitude

NO one has the right to make vulnerable the smooth functioning of secondary education system in the country by creating artificial crisis of textbooks. But, regrettable as it is, we have been witnessing the same crime being perpetrated quite blatantly in this country for a long time now. It is an open secret that textbook crisis at the very outset of the academic sessions is created by a section of corrupt publishers in cahoots with some dishonest government officials only to force students to buy so-called guidebooks, publication of which is prohibited under the existing law. Through this evil practice, the publisher-official nexus earns windfall profit right before the eyes of the administration. What is most disconcerting is that despite all indications of the nexus in action, the ‘hostage situation’ has also been created this year compelling students to go to school without books. The failure on the part of the administration to frustrate the practice has given rise to many pertinent questions in the minds of the citizens. We think it is time the administration came up with satisfactory answers. (বিস্তারিত…)