Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB) - Children of freedom fighters on Tuesday put forward a six-point demand, including retaining the 30 percent quota privileges for them in government jobs.
They made the demand from a human chain formed in front of the National Museum at Shahbagh.
The Dhaka University (DU) unit of Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command, a platform of freedom fighters’ children, arranged the human chain.
The other demands include enacting family protection law and ensuring constitutional recognition of freedom fighters' families, expelling the anti-liberation forces and their children from job and revoking their citizenship, cancelling the recommendations of the quota review committee to abolish all quotas, meting out exemplary punishment to those attacked the residence of Dhaka University Vice-chancellor and those made derogatory comments about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina and the Liberation War in social media.
Criticising the quota reform body for recommending abolishment of the quota system, Prof AKM Jamal Uddin of DU Sociology department said, “We achieved our independence for the sacrifice of our freedom fighters. The recommendation for scrapping the freedom fighter quota in public service is contrary to the Liberation War spirit. We hope the government will cancel the recommendation and retain the freedom fighter quota.”
After the human chain, a five-member delegation of the platform went to the Prime Minister’s Office and submitted their demands to the Prime Minister.
Kushtia, Oct 2 (UNB) - Islamic University (IU) authorities have decided to stop its all evening courses following a demand by its students.
The decision was taken at the 242nd syndicate meeting of the university held on Monday night with IU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair.
IU Pro-VC Prof Dr M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasure Prof Dr M Selim Toha and acting Registrar SM Abdul Latif were, among others, present at the meeting.
IU VC Prof Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari told UNB that they took the decision following a demand of the general students.
On July 29 last, the members of IU academic council proposed stopping the evening courses at its 113rd academic council meeting considering the demand of its general students.
Dhaka, Oct 02 (UNB) – Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Tuesday urged students to help create a hunger, poverty and discrimination free society through acquiring proper education.
“Education is the key to eliminate gender inequality, reduce poverty, create a sustainable world; education is the key to success”, she said.
The Jatiya Sangsad Speaker made these remarks while speaking as chief guest at a award ceremony to recognise students who excelled in the O and A-level examinations in the 2017, 2018 academic sessions
The ‘Change Makers Awards’ programme was held under the joint aegis of the World University of Bangladesh and the Daily Sun at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB).
Speaker distributed medals and certificates among 655 English-medium students of 73 institutes for their brilliant results in the O and A level examinations.
Inviting students to get connected with information-technology, Speaker urged them to make proper utilization of their time to build a bright future.
“It is beginning of new dawn; a new chapter waiting for you. Education is most powerful that you can use to change the world”, Speaker said adding that the students of the new generation will lead Bangladesh on its new journey.
“Bangladesh is moving forward in a very fast pace towards economic and social development. Digital Bangladesh today is a reality”, she added.
University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan and The Daily Sun Editor Enamul Hoque Chowdhury also spoke at the the programme chaired by the World University of Bangladesh (WUB) Vice Chancellor Prof Abdul Mannan Choudhury.
Kushtia, Oct 2 (UNB) – A 7-day annual training programme of Bangladesh National Cadet Core (BNCC) of Khulna Regiment began at Islamic University (IU) on Tuesday.
IU Vice-chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the function as the chief guest at Birsreshta Hamidur Rahman Auditorium of the university around 10:00am.
IU Pro-VC Prof M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha and Lt Col M Imran Azad of Sundarban Regiment addressed the programme as the special guests while BNCC chief coordinator Prof M Jahangir Hossain was on the chair.
A total of 205 cadet corps and trainers are taking part in the programme.
The participants will receive certificates after completion of the training to be ended on October 8.
Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB) – The viva-voce of the 39th (special) Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations for the post of for assistant surgeon will be held from October 10 to 26.
Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) published a press release dated September 27 on its website on Tuesday.
The examination will begin from 10 am each day at the BPSC head office in the city’s Agargaon area, it said.
The registration number-wise detailed schedule of the exam is available on the BPSC website.
The preliminary qualified candidates have been asked to download their respective admit card from the website.
The notice also requested them to reach the venue before 30 minutes of the examination time.
A total 13,219 candidates have come out successfully for assistant surgeon post while 531 candidates for assistant dental surgeon post.
The preliminary test of the 39th BCS (special) was held on August 3.
On April 8, the BPSC published a circular seeking application against 4,792 posts of physicians.