Bagerhat, Feb 05 (UNB) – Police here on Monday night arrested 38 people during separate anti-drug drives at different places in the district.
Shahadat Hossain, Additional Police Superintendent of Bagerhat police (sadar circle) said they held 38 people including five drug peddlers during the drives in nine upazilas of the district.
Police also recovered liquor, hemp and Yaba from their possessions, he said.
Dhaka, Feb 5 (UNB) – The European Union (EU) on Tuesday confirmed its continued commitment to Bangladesh for the development of the country's education sector with the launch of the Human Capital Development Programme 2021 (HCDP-21).
This EU-funded programme aims to provide improved quality education and training to Bangladesh's young population.
It will promote the implementation of long-term sustainable education policies towards a lifelong learning approach, bringing together primary education and TVET.
Overall, HCDP-21 supports Bangladesh to progress towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the Goal 4 on quality education.
ERD Secretary Monowar Ahmed said the government of Bangladesh acknowledges the longstanding support of the EU in a sector as crucial as education.
“We’re looking forward to further strengthening our solid partnership with one of our key donors in Bangladesh and together making an important contribution to reaching the SDGs by 2030,” he said.
EU Ambassador to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink said continued investment in quality primary education and establishment of a sustainable TVET system is critical to enhance employment opportunities, to use the potential of demographic dividend and contribute significantly to inclusive growth and poverty reduction with a working population anticipated to increase by 21 million people over the next decade.
The EU contribution is meant to support Education policy improvement and system strengthening with a specific focus on primary education and TVET, she said.
Bangladesh has made commendable progress over the past decades in human development, including in the education sector, with near universal access to primary education and gender equity at the primary and secondary education levels, said the EU Embassy in Dhaka.
Basic education and a skilled and capable workforce are a precondition to inclusive growth, key for Bangladesh to become a middle-income country.
The new EU Education programme operates through a budget support modality based on sector performance indicators, with a total amount of EUR 205 million (EUR 150 million for primary education, EUR 50 million for TVET and EUR 5 million for complementary Technical Assistance) to be implemented in the next four years.
Through this programme, the EU supports, together with other Development Partners, the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education implementing Bangladesh's National Primary Education Programme (PEDP4), putting special emphasis on the following key targets: quality education through better trained teachers and revised curricula, including learning materials, increased enrollment of out-of-school children into the formal education system and equal access.
TVET, the EU programme with the Ministry of Education, aimed at contributing to the establishment of a sustainable and comprehensive TVET system and increasing the number of certified teachers, the enrollment rate of TVET students and degrees recognition through a National Qualification Framework.
HCDP21 additionally seeks reinforcing planning and monitoring capabilities of the partners' institutions.
Dhaka, Feb 5 (UNB) - Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) is going to host a daylong job fair ‘BYLC Career Fair-2019’ in the city on Thursday.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid is scheduled to inaugurate the fair at Ismaili Jamat Khana and Centre in Bashundhara Residential Area, said a press release on Tuesday.
The aim of the fair which will remain open from 8am to 5pm is to ensure greater interaction between both the employers and participants.
UNB is the media partner of the event.
Grameenphone, Dhaka Bank, Banglalink, Brac, Reneta Limited, Cosmos Group, actionaid, Mutual Trust Bank, Lanka Bangla, Aamra, among others, will participate in the fair.
Brahmanbaria, Feb 5 (UNB) – Describing the unity of Jatiya Oikyafront as 'oil-water relation', Law Minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said now it is natural that they will not listen to each other.
“Their agenda was personal. Why do they listen to each other when their agenda went unfulfilled?” he said while talking to reporters after attending an extended meeting of Kasba upazila Awami League at the upazila parishad auditorium.
Taking about BNP’s decision to boycott the upazila parishad polls, Anisul said it does not want the country’s development in a democratic process. “They know people don’t want them. That’s why they’re trying to skip the election on various excuses,” he said.
Kasba upazila parishad chairman Advocate Anisul Haque Bhuiyan and joint convener of upazila unit Awami League Advocate Rashedul Kaisar Bhuiyan Jibon were, among others, present at the meeting.
Dhaka, Feb 5 (UNB) - Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to Germany is likely to be a milestone in taking the relations between the two countries to a new height.
The minister came up with the remark while talking to German Ambassador Peter Fahrenholtz in a meeting at the secretariat in the morning.
The minister said, “A new door of possibility might be opened in the upcoming Munich Security Conference between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and German Chancellor Angela Markel. In the meeting, the PM might seek assistance for implementing mega projects and more German investment in the country.”
Extending thanks to the German government for hailing the newly-elected government of Bangladesh, Quader, also the general secretary of Awami League, said: “Germany has its strong faith in PM Hasina’s dynamic leadership.”
Lauding the leadership of the Prime Minister, Ambassador Peter Fahrenholtz said, “Bangladesh is marching forward. The German government wants to help Bangladesh improve its governance, the rule of law and strengthening democratic principles.”
He also emphasised enhancing relations between two the countries.