Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) –The Ministry of Education has instructed the authorities concerned to supply electricity to all the secondary educational institutions (which don’t have electricity) across the country to facilitate ICT (Information and Communication Technology) education.
The Secondary and Higher Education Department of the ministry issued a letter in this regard to the Director General of Secondary and Higher Education Directorate on Tuesday.
The letter stated that ICT education has been made compulsory at the secondary level and the multimedia classrooms are very importance to make the classes more interactive, it said.
“Due to lack of electricity connections, many institutions have no computer labs. For these reasons, giving electricity connections all those educational institutions is necessary,” it reads.
Comilla University, Feb 12 (UNB) - Students of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) department of Comilla University's (CoU) took part in their classes under the open sky for lack of necessary classrooms.
Mahmudul Hasan Rahat, newly recruited lecturer of the MCJ department, brought his students to Baishakhi Chattar on the campus after failing to find any empty room attached for MCJ department. He took his scheduled class there at noon.
“It's my duty, as a teacher, I cannot avoid my responsibility, so I took the class even under the open sky,” said Lecturer Mahmudul Hasan.
Recognising the problem, the department head Md Belal Hossain said they are facing acute classroom crisis at the department since the department was launched on February 1, 2016. But they managed those when classrooms of other departments remained vacant.
However, there is only one classroom attached for the students of all four batches at the department.
Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Three tests of the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations have been deferred for Biswa Ijtema, which is scheduled to begin on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi on February 15.
Chief of Inter-Education Board Coordination Subcommittee and Dhaka Education Board Chairman Prof M Ziaul Haque on Sunday said the examinations of February, 16, 17 and 18 will now be held on February 26, 27 and March 2 respectively.
Biswa Ijtema, the 2nd largest Muslim congregation after Hajj, will be held for four days in a single phase this year on February 15-18.
Dhaka, Feb 9 (UNB)— Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and Russian state atomic energy Corporation Rosatom have jointly published three Bangla books on nuclear energy at the Ekushey Book Fair 2019.
The ‘Atomic Horizon’ and ‘Various Professions in the Nuclear Industry’ were translated from Russian, while a comic book – ‘Unexpected Adventure of Onu’ – was written and edited in Bangladesh.
Yeafesh Osman, the minister for science and technology, unveiled the books.
BAEC Chairman Mahbubul Hoq, Project Director of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Construction Project Dr Md Shawkat Akbar, and Rosatom representative Daria Savchenko, were present on the occasion.
Rosatom officials said the goal was to provide people, especially the young generation, with the primary knowledge about nuclear energy and clear misconceptions by highlighting positive aspects of nuclear technology.
Rosatom and BAEC also translated three popular science books on nuclear energy – ‘ABC of Nuclear Energy’, ‘Q&A on Nuclear Energy’ and ‘World of Nuclear Energy’ – and distributed them among students and general people.
A Rosatom press release said ‘Atomic Horizon’ describes the versatile use of nuclear energy in various sectors. The ‘Various Professions in the Nuclear Industry’ informs readers about various nuclear professions in the respective sectors, it said.
The ‘Unexpected Adventure of Onu’ is about the protest and struggle of a science-minded village girl against prejudice on nuclear energy, superstitions and bad social rituals, it added.
The colorful illustrated books are available at the BAEC stalls no- 74 and 75 on the Bangla Academy premises.
Rosatom is helping Bangladesh implement its first-ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur under an inter-governmental agreement. The plant will have two units, each with 1,200MW capacity, said the press release.
Jahangirnagar University (Savar), Feb 9 (UNB) - The two-day '3rd National Science Festival-2019' concluded at Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Saturday.
With the slogan ‘Think scientifically, expose your ability', Jahangirnagar University Science Club (JUSC), a science-based social organisation of the university, organised the festival on the Zahir Raihan auditorium premises.
On the concluding day, a robotics workshop was held in the morning.
Besides, JUSC members conducted a career guideline programme for the school and college level students where over 1,000 students took part.
Prizes were distributed among the contestants who took part in different science-based competitions.
JU Treasurer Prof Sheikh Md Monzurul Huq addressed the prize-giving session as the chief guest with JUSC President Khondokar Oliullah Sa’ad in the chair.
JUSC Chief Advisor Prof Md Khabir Uddin and noted mosquito researcher Prof Kabirul Bashar of Zoology department were present as special guests.
A total of 60 prizes were awarded to the winners in different competitive events which were held on Friday, the beginning day of the festival.
Contestants presented different innovative ideas and thoughts through their projects and poster presentations.