Islamic University, Sep 19 (UNB) – The female students of Desh Ratna Sheikh Hasina Hall of Islamic University (IU) on Tuesday night demonstrated in the campus demanding supply of adequate water in the hall.
Around one hundred students demonstrated in front of the hall around 11:30 pm as the water problem was not solved despite repeated requests were made to the hall provost.
IU assistant proctor Nasimuzzaman Nasim, at one stage, went to the spot and tried to respite the students assuring them to solve the issue within Friday.
“We are trying to solve the problem and the Engineering Department assured us of solving the problem by Friday,” hall Provost Professor Dr Mizanur Rahman told UNB.
Jahangirnagar University, Sep 18 (UNB)- The admission test for 1st year honors courses under the academic session 2018-19 of the university will begin from September 30 which will conclude on October 10.
As per the examination schedule, the test of Unit A will be held on September 30 and October 1, B unit on October 4, C unit test on October 8 and 9, D unit test on October 2 and 3, E and G unit will be held on October 10 and H unit test on October 1.
The online application process for the intake test ended on Sunday while breaking all previous records, a total of 3,22,946 aspirants have applied against around 1890 seats under 6 faculties and 3 institutes this year, sources of Admission Management Committee said.
The details are available on the official website of the university www.ju-admission.org.
Dhaka, Sep 18 (UNB) – Education Ministry, on Tuesday, claimed that some vested quarter undertaking illegal activities such as demanding money for MPO-listing educational institutions, giving recognisation to new institutions, opening of new sections in educational institutions, setting up of new institutions using the name of the ministry and its departments.
A press release, signed by Deputy Chief Information Officer of Secondary and Higher Education Department Mohammad Afarzur Rahman, said “The public is being clearly notified that there is no scope for payment of any money to the education ministry for the activities.”
It also asked people to be cautious about this type of fraud.
The ministry also asked to take action based on the guidelines published only on ministry’s the website.
Dhaka, Sept 18 (UNB) – Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council, a platform that leads the quota reform movement, staged demonstrations at Dhaka University (DU), Rajshahi University (RU) and Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Tuesday, demanding the publication of gazette notification on quota reforms in public services as soon as possible.
Around 11 am, several hundred students from different educational institutions, including Dhaka University, Dhaka College and Eden College, brought out a procession from Doyel Chattar area on the DU campus and marched up to the foot of Aparajeya Bangla after parading Bangla Academy, Public Library and Dhaka University Central Library.
Later, the protesters held a rally at the foot of Aparajeya Bangla.
Addressing the rally, Hasan Al Mamun, convener of the council, said, “We’ll continue our movement until our three-point demand is met and we hope that the government will take immediate steps to withdraw the ‘false’ cases against students and publish the gazette notification on the quota reforms soon.”
He also said, "Never think that we are weak. Because history says that students never go back without realising their demands once they take to the street."
Nurul Haq Nur, joint convener of the platform, said, “We will go for tougher movement if our demands are not met immediately. We will also sit with all student organisations to fix the next course of action."
Meanwhile, a group of leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League under the banner of general students of Dhaka University brought out a procession on the campus welcoming the probe body’s recommendation to abolish the quota system in 1st class and 2nd class jobs in civil services.
Earlier on Monday, the body, formed by the government to review the existing quota system in public service, has recommended abolishing the quota system from 9th to 13th grades (1st class and 2nd class) of government jobs.
The quota reform activists staged demonstrations at the RU to press home their three-point demand.
They also brought out a protest rally from in front of Central Library on the campus. Their demands are: Immediate release of the activists, who were detained during the movement, from jail, punishment of the attackers involved in assaulting teachers and students and publication of the gazette notification on the quota reforms in the civil service in line with their earlier five-point demand.
Besides, the students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) staged demonstrations on the campus to press for the demand.
They brought out a protest rally from the central library premises around 12 noon.
Dhaka, Sept 18 (UNB) - A total of 70 Bangladeshi students have been selected for Australia Awards Scholarships for 2019, said the Australian High Commission to Bangladesh on Tuesday.
This year more than 600 Bangladeshis applied for the scholarships.
The selected awardees will commence their master’s level studies in Australian universities in February 2019.
The awardees will undertake degrees at several top Aussie universities in a range of fields including public finance, cyber security, environment, engineering, international trade and development.
Australian High Commissioner Julia Niblett said, “We were very impressed with the high standard of applicants; with respect to both their commitment to their studies and aspirations to continue to drive economic development in Bangladesh on their return.”
"We are pleased that 50 per cent of the awardees are female and 10 per cent of successful applicants in the 2019 intake are from indigenous communities,” she added.
Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government.
They offer an opportunity for the next generation of global leaders to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.
Australia has been offering scholarships in the region for almost 70 years and, specifically, to Bangladesh, since 1972.