Dhaka, Jan 20 (UNB) – Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said the coaching centers across the country will remain closed from January 27 to February 27 to facilitate the fair holding of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations without the incidents of any question paper leakage.
The Education Minister said this while talking to reporters after a meeting of National Monitoring Committee on Law and Order at the Secretariat.
Those who try to spread rumours over question paper leak are now under surveillance and the Bangladesh Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has been asked to take necessary steps in this regard, she said.
This year, Dipu said, the government has taken a step to wrap the sealed packets of question papers with foil paper to prevent question paper leakage.
As previous years, the examinees have been asked to enter the exam halls 30 minutes before the examinations and no mobile phone will be allowed in the halls, she said.
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations will begin on February 2.
Rajshahi University, Jan 20 (UNB) – The 15-member executive body of Rajshahi University Journalist Association (RUJA) has been formed with Suzon Ali of UNB as president and Saifullah Saif of NTV Online as general secretary for the year of 2019-20.
Addressing the annual meeting of RUJA held its office on Saturday evening, the organisation’s outgoing adviser Hasan Adib declared the committee.
The other nominated office bearers are vice-presidents Moin Uddin (banglanews24.com) and Shisir Mahmud (Sangbad Protidin), organizing secretary GM Milton (Dainik Amader Somoy), joint-secretary Redwanul Haque Bijoy (Kaler Kantha), treasurer Shahin Alam (Desh Rupantor), office secretary Raj Kiron Das (New Nation and Bangladesh Post), publication and publicity affairs secretary Nuruzzaman Khan (Daily Odhikar), literature and cultural secretary Mehedi Hasan (Daily Sonar Desh), information and technology affairs secretary Tapos Kumer Sarker (bdjournal), sports affairs secretary Sazzad Hossain (Daily Samachar) and planning and program affairs secretary Noor Alam (Daily Sunshine).
Besides, the two selected executive members are Subroto Gain (channel-I online) and Tousif Kaium (bartabazar24.com).
RUJA outgoing president Salekin Ahmed of Bangla Tribune and Dhaka Tribune, general secretary Jahirul Islam Jahid of Daily Manab Zamin and vice-president Rashed Rintu will act as advisors to the committee.
Meanwhile, RU pro vice-chancellors Professor M Abdus Sobhan, Ananda Kumar Saha and Choudhury M Zakaria and other high-ups of the university authorities as well as all the political, socio-political and voluntary organisations of the university welcomed the new executive body.
Islamic University (Kushtia), Jan 19 (UNB) - A daylong workshop on ‘Effectiveness of university management’ was held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Saturday aiming to create qualified officials.
IU Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) organised the workshop at the seminar room of Central Library around 10 am.
IU Pro Vice-chancellor Prof M Shahinoor Rahman addressed the workshop as the chief guest with IQAC director Abdus Sobahan in the chair.
Director of Public University Management Division of University Grants Commission (UGC) Kamal Hossain attended the programme as resource person where IU Treasurer Prof M Selim Toha spoke as special guests.
Over 100 university officials participated in the workshop.
Dhaka, Jan 19 (UNB)- The Dhaka University authorities on Saturday appointed five returning officers to help the chief returning officer for the election to its central students’ union Ducsu.
The returning officers are – Prof Dr Md Didar-ul-Alam, chairman of soil, water and environment department; Prof Dr Amal Krishna Halder, chairmen of mathematics; Prof Dr Mahbuba Nasreen, director of Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies; Prof Dr Abdul Bashir of Islamic history and culture; and Prof Dr Md Mustafizur Rahman, chairmen of computer science and engineering department.
DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman appointed them to assist Chief Returning Officer Prof SM Mahfuzur Rahman, the university said in a press release.
Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) has remained dysfunctional for 28 years. The last DUCSU election was held in 1990.
Polls preparations began after the Appellate Division on January 6 vacated its previous order that stayed a High Court order asking DU authorities to take steps within the next six months to hold Ducsu election.
Islamic University, Jan 19 (UNB) - A total of 145 seats remained vacant at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia after admitting students from merit and waiting lists under its 2018-19 academic sessions.
Deputy registrar of IU academic section ATM Emdadul Alam told UNB that a total of 62 seats are still vacant at ‘B’ unit under Humanities and Social Science Faculty while 78 seats under ‘C’ unit under Business Administration Faculty and 5 seats are vacant at ‘D’ unit under Applied Science and Technology Faculty.
Details on the admission are available on the university website at www.iu.ac.bd, he added.