Dhaka, Sept 20 (UNB) - Five Bangladeshi non-government organizations (NGOs) involved in community development in Bangladesh have received Australian government grants under the Direct Aid Programme (DAP) 2018 -19.
Australian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Julia Niblett presented Tk 17,775,362 (AUD 289, 971) to the NGOs in a ceremony at the Australian High Commission on Thursday.
Funding selected NGOs to support useful activities under the Australian government’s DAP programme complements Australia’s bilateral development assistance, said the Australian High Commissioner.
The NGOs participating in the 2018-19 DAP round are, HYSAWA (Hygiene, Sanitation and Water Supply), Good Neighbors Bangladesh (GNB), Bandhu Social Welfare Society (Bandhu), Society for People's Action in Change and Equity (SPACE) and YPSA (Young Power in Social Action).
In 2016-17 Australia supported 863 DAP projects in 112 countries. Projects helped people with disabilities, provided small-scale infrastructure, encouraged community income generation and improved people’s health.
Dhaka, Sept 19 (UNB) – Educational institutions will be brought under the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) scheme after scrutiny, said Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Wednesday.
“The scrutiny is going on following a directive of the government, especially the Prime Minister. It’ll also be done at the field level. The process will continue,” he said.
The minister came up with the remarks after a meeting with the leaders of teachers’ organisations at the secretariat.
He said over 9,000 educational institutions have submitted applications seeking enlistment of their institutions under the MPO scheme.
“Now new institutions will be brought under the MPO system. Non-MPO institutions were asked to submit applications online. A total 9,498 institutions have submitted their applications online,” he said.
The teachers highlighted various problems of their fellows in private educational institutions and sought government support to resolve those.
The Education Minister assured them of solving their problems in phases.
Dhaka, Sep 19 (UNB) - A two-member delegation led by Dr. Ahmad Al Karim, Director, Maritime Affairs Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) called on University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan on Wednesday.
They discussed about the setting up of the proposed Indian Ocean Technical and Vocational University in the country.
The proposed university was also discussed in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit held in Indonesia while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her desire to set up the university in Bangladesh.
Ahmad Al Karim requested the UGC Chairman to provide a detail concept paper and outline on the proposed university.
UGC Chairman said that “The proposed university would be a professional university. It will focus on skills development. Besides, it would be an international learning and training centre.”
He said “The proposed university would be a unique institution in the region. It will offer degree and diploma on specialized courses. Students from 22 member countries of IORA will be able to study in the university.”
Professors Dr. Dil Afroza Begum and Dr. Md Akhtar Hossain, Members of UGC; Dr. Md Khaled, Secretary, Md Kamal Hossain, Director, Public University Management Division, Dr. Md Fakhrul Islam, Director of Private University Division, Dr. Durga Rani Sarker, Additional Director, Planning and Development Division, Mohammad Maksudur Rahman Bhuiyan, Additional Director of IMCT Division and Md Shahin Siraj, Deputy Secretary (Administration Division) of UGC, among others, were present in the meeting.
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.