Islamic University, Feb 2 (UNB) - A workshop on ‘Effectiveness of university management’ was held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Saturday with a view to creating qualified officials.
IU Institutional Quality Assurance Cell organised the workshop at the seminar room of IU Central Library in the morning.
IU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari addressed the workshop as the chief guest while the Deputy Director of Bangladesh public administration center Dr M Zohurul Islam attended as the resource person with the Director of IQAC Professor Abdus Sobahan in the chair.
Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman and acting Registrar SM Abdul Latif spoke as special guests.
Hundreds of university officials participated in the workshop where the speakers urged them to build themselves as skillful manpower to ensure qualified education at the university.
Khulna, Feb 2 (UNB) – Two college students were killed and another was severely injured after their motorcycle collided head-on with a speeding bus in Potiaghata upazila on Saturday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Shohag Sheikh, 20, son of Siddik Sheikh; and Shakil Sheikh, 20, son of Zahid Sheikh. The injured was Mojahid Sheikh, 22, son of Shaokat Sheikh. All of them hailed from Kalatia village of the upazila.
The motorcycle driver and the two pillion riders were severely injured after a Rampal-bound bus hit the motorcycle on Khulna-Bagerhat road at Ramvadropur village around 1pm, Patiaghata Police Station in-charge Rabiul Kabir said, quoting witnesses.
Locals took the injured to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) where Shohag and Shakil succumbed to their injuries around 4:30pm, said KMCH duty officer Imtiaz.
Mojahid has been referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated.
Dhaka, Feb 2 (UNB) – Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Saturday said the government would take tough measures to prevent the leak of question papers of Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations.
The minister made the remarks while visiting an examination centre at Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Government Secondary School at city’s Ashkona in the morning.
“We have taken foolproof measures to hold the examinations in an atmosphere free of unfair means and question paper leak,” she said. “No question papers were leaked last year. We have strengthened the system this time.”
She warned of stern measures against anyone trying to leak question papers.
“The students are our future. It is possible to hold exams fairly with everyone’s assistance,” the minister said. “There won’t be any question paper leak, if there’s no demand for them. The guardians have an important role to play here.”
This year, 21,35,333 students are sitting for SSC and equivalent examinations that began across the country in the morning.
Meanwhile, coaching centres will remain closed from January 27 to February 27.
Dhaka, Feb 2 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday hosted a tea party for the leaders of political alliances and organisations who had joined the prime minister's dialogue before the 11th general election.
Front-ranking leaders of different political parties, including Awami League, Jatiya Party, Workers Party, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasod-Inu), JP (Monju), Jasod (Ambia), Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Ganotantri Party, Samyabadi Dal, Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh, Islami Oikya Jote, Tariqat Federation, Bangladesh Nationalist Front attended the tea party held at the South Lawn of her official residence Ganobhaban.
The prime minister arrived at the venue at 4:10 pm and exchanged pleasantries with the leaders.
She went round different tables set for the guests, talked to them and enquired about their wellbeing.
Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, senior AL leaders Amir Hossain Amu, Matia Chowdhury, Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Nurul Islam Nahid, Obaidul Quader, Faruk Khan, Abdul Matin Khashru, Dr Abdur Razzak, Dr Hasan Mahmud, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Jatiya Party senior leader and former opposition leader Begum Raushan Ershad, Jatiya Party Cochairman GM Quader, Secretary General Moshiur Rahman Ranga, Ruhul Amin Hawlader, Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, Anisul Islam Mahmud, Mujibul Haque Chunnu, Sunil Shubho Roy, JP (Manju) President Anwar Hossain Manju, Jasod President Hasanul Haque Inu and General Secretary Shirin Akhtar, Jasod (Ambia) leaders Moinuddin Khan Badal and Nazmul Haque Prodhan, Workers Party President Rashed Khan and General Secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha joined the tea party.
Besides, Bikalpa Dhara President Dr Badruddoza Chowdhury, General Secretary Major (retd) MA Mannan, Mahi B Chowdhury, Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, Islami Oikya Jote President Alhaz Misbahur Rahman Chowdhury, Tariqat Federation President Alhaj Nojibul Bashar Maizbhandari, Samyabadi Dal President Dilip Barua, BNF President Barrister Nazmul Huda and other leaders of Awami League, 14-party combine, PM's advisers and secretaries concerned to the prime minister were present on the occasion.
The lush green south lawn of Ganabhaban was tastefully decorated with kureghar, mat, mora and earthen pots, while patriotic songs were played on the occasion.
The guests were entertained with traditional foods and cakes of Bangladesh including chatpati, fuchka, muri, chanachur, and bhapa, chitai, patisapta and puli pitha, zilapi, kebab and nan ruti.
According to a source at the Prime Minister's Office, Sheikh Hasina invited leaders of 54 political parties to her tea party. Leaders of all the political parties except BNP-led Jatiya Oikyafront attended the tea party.
The prime minister held dialogues with the political parties at her official Ganabhaban residence from Nov 1-7 ahead of the 11th parliamentary election held on December 30.
Dhaka, Feb 2 (UNB) – Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Saturday said a policy on managing e-waste was at its final stage.
“It is currently with the law ministry,” he said at a roundtable discussion on ‘E-waste management: A huge challenge for Bangladesh’ organised by Telecom Reporters’ Network Bangladesh in the city.
“The government will give much priority to the issue,” Jabbar said. “We are looking into the matter sincerely and measures will be taken for proper management.”
“E-waste can’t be reduced. Our use of electronics and digital products will increase,” the minister said. “City corporations and municipalities are now managing e-waste but after 10 years, union parishads will have to get involved in the management.”
Bangladesh produced 42,000 tonnes of e-waste last year. The mobile phone operators produced 1,000 tonnes of e-waste during the period, according to Bangladesh Mobile Phone Importers Association (BMPIA).
One of the participants at the discussion pointed out that there was no database on e-waste. Dhaka North City Corporation’s chief Waste Management Officer Md Abdur Razzak said 1,169.98 tonnes of mobile e-waste would be produced in 2021.
BMPIA President Md Ruhul Alam Mahbub said every year about 40 million mobile phones are imported.
“The people will be interested [to cooperate] if e-waste is bought at good prices. E-waste collection will soon start at five spots in the city within one month. Collection points will eventually be set up across the country,” he said.