The government has again extended the closure of all the educational institutions of the country until August 31 considering the coronavirus situation.
Mohammad Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the Education Ministry, confirmed the matter on Wednesday.
On March 16, the government closed all educational institutions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The government is running a distance-learning programme through Sangsad Television. Apart from this, classes are being taken on Facebook and YouTube for primary and secondary-level students.
Many private universities have already started online classes as the UGC on March 24 urged teachers to take online classes so that academic activities are not interrupted.
Bangladesh recorded 35 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours until Wednesday morning, pushing the official death tally to 3,035.
Besides, the country detected 3,009 new cases after testing 14,127 samples, taking the total number of officially confirmed cases 2,32,194.
An international webinar on 'online examinations' was held at the Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Wednesday.
IU Computer Science and Engineering department organised the programme. It was conducted by the department's chairman Professor M Aktaruzzaman.
IU Vice-Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari addressed the webinar as the chief guest while Prof Roberto Sassi of the University of Milan delivered speech as the keynote speaker.
IU Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman and treasure Professor M Selim Toha spoke as special guests.
Addressing the webinar, the speakers said that the situation taught us to conduct online examinations.
They also shed lights on the ways and how it may be possible to conduct the process.
The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) suspended its assistant registrar Sharmin Jahan for violating university rules by doing business taking education leave.
Sharmin, owner of Aparajita International, got involved in other businesses without taking permission from the university authorities while staying on study leave, said a DU press release on Sunday .
It also said that Sharmin’s arrest and remand for her involvement in N95 mask scam also tarnished the image of the university.
The university also issued a show-cause notice asking her to explain the matter within seven days.
On July 24, a fraud case was filed against Aparajita International with Shahbagh Police Station for supplying fake masks to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU).
Later, members of law enforcement agencies arrested Sharmin Jahan and she was put on a three-day remand.
Bangladesh Marketing Day is going to observed virtually on Friday with an aim to share knowledge on transformed trends in businesses and recognise the contributions of marketers as frontline contributors amid pandemic.
Dhaka University Marketing Alumni Association (DU-MAA) and Marketers’ Institute Bangladesh (MIB), the largest platform of academic and professional in marking domain, jointly organised third edition of the day under theme of ‘Courage to Combat’, said a press release on Thursday.
Thousands of people are expected to connect over the two-day sessions on relevant matters by top professionals and industry leaders in Bangladesh, said the MIB.
During the virtual celebration, keynote and research papers will be presented in different sessions focusing on latest trends of marketing, marketing in digital age, art of consumer engagement, approach of retail and marketing for sustainability. It will be a great opportnity to share knowledge on marketing profession.
The Marketers’ Institute Bangladesh is a newly-formed national platform for marketing professionals, academicians and students.
Addressing the deep moral schisms that the pandemic has exposed in Bangladeshi society, speakers on Thursday said educating the younger generation on morality and ethics should be prioritised in textbooks.
They expressed their views at an online seminar titled “Education and COVID-19: The role of ethics education” arranged by the Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) of Brac University.
Academicians drew on their rich experiences as key actors in the sphere of education to reflect on the divisive social impact of the pandemic.
National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) Chief Editor Prof Santosh Kumar Dhali underscored the importance of adopting targeted policy goals of pluralism and equality.
“Ethics education should be a priority in the textbooks and schooling systems of Bangladesh,” he said earlier.
Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) Deputy Director KM Enamul Hoque called for a more inclusive crisis response in tackling the pandemic’s adverse impacts on education.
He also highlighted the need for a holistic institutional approach to prioritise ethics education in this pandemic.
Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council Presidium Member Kajal Debnath said there is a need for common ethics education for all students from across diverse social groups.
Jamia Iqra Bangladesh Head of Education Mawlana Arif Uddin Maruf drew attention to the varied nature of the pandemic’s social impact and emphasised the importance of religion as a valuable source of moral teachings for the pandemic-induced social crisis.
Brac University School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Prof Philippe Forêt and CPJ Research Fellow Dr Samia Huq also attended the seminar alongside the students and faculties of various departments of Brac University.