Islamic University, Feb 5 (UNB) - The National Library Day-2019 has been observed at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Tuesday.
Marking the day, the teachers, officers, students and staffs of the university brought out a procession led by IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari, from in front of the university’s administration building around 10 am.
The procession ended in front of the university’s central library after parading main roads of the campus.
Around five hundred people including IU pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, its acting registrar SM Abdul Latif, IIER director Professor M Maher Ali and librarian M Ataur Rahman participated in the procession.
Later, a discussion programme was held there at Central Library.
Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – The government has nationalised three colleges.
The Education Ministry issued a notification on Monday in this regard.
The colleges are Kalai Women’s Degree College in Kalai upazila of Joypurhat, Kamaruddin Islamia College in Shajahanpur upazila of Bogura and Shaheed Akbar Ali Science & Technology College in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon.
Gopalganj, Feb 4 (UNB) – Authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) have expelled six of its students for their involvement in ragging two freshers of the university.
The proctorial body of the university took the decision at a meeting on Monday, said Mahbubul Haque, public relations officer of the university.
Those who are expelled are Shipon Ahmed, Shahin Mia, Nadim Islam, Hridoy Kumar Dhar, Turzo Hawladar and Ashiquzzaman Limon. All of them are the 2nd year students of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering department of the university.
It was also decided at the meeting that a case under the Digital Security Act will be filed against them.
BSMRSTU Proctor Ashiquzzaman Bhuiyan said the accused students tortured two 1st year students of the Agriculture department physically and mentally on February 2 which was proved during investigation.
The video footage of the ragging went viral on social networking site Facebook which drew huge criticism.
Bogura, Feb 3 (UNB) – From the spiritual power and burning desire to learn, Shafiqul Islam, aged 52 , is appearing in the Dakhil (vocational) examination for 2017-2018 academic year, even as one of his daughters is an Honour’s student.
Like all Dakhil examinees, Shafiqul’s exams started on February 2 this year. But unlike his fellow candidates at the Shalfa Technical and BM College exam centre, Shafiqul is a father of three.
Locals said Shafiqul, son of late Sonaullah Sheikh of Chandiar village in Dhunat upazila of the district studied at the Hapunia Dakhil Madrasa situated in Sherpur upazila.
Talking to UNB, Shafiqul said, “My elder daughter has been studying at Sherpur Town Club Public Mohila College, second one at Bishwa Harigacha College in Dhunat upazila and youngest one in school.”
Seeing his daughters touched by the light of education inspired Shafiqul to strive to match them, even at his advanced age. “My family members especially the girls always inspire me to take education and say there is no cut-off age for education. Having their support now I am taking my Dakhil examination this year,” he added.
Exam Centre Secretary Principal Md Yusuf Ali said among 217 students, Shafiqul is the only elderly candidate. Seeing him, others can be inspired to gain admission at advanced age and avail education as Shafiqul proves there is no cut off age for education, the secretary added.
Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) – At least 12 teachers including examination hall secretaries were relieved from their duties at different examination halls of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) in Madaripur and Chandpur districts on Sunday.
In Madaripur, a total of 6 teachers including examination hall secretary were relieved from their duties at Khaserhat Soyad Abul Hossain School & College centre in Kalkini upazila, said Deputy Commissioners office.
Earlier on Saturday, the SSC examinees demonstrated against the teachers accusing them of mismanagement in question paper distribution and demanding justice.
The protesting students also blocked the Kalkini-Khaserhat road at Kalkini area for an hour.
In Chandpur, at Haziganj Rampur High School the centre secretary was served with show cause notice and at Haziganj Pilot Girls High School six teachers were relieved from their duties at examination halls, said Haziganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Boishakhi Barua.
Besides, another two teachers of Haziganj Darul Ulum Ahmadia Kamil Madrasah were transferred in this regard.
Earlier on Saturday, gross mismanagement marred the first day of this year’s SSC and equivalent examinations, as candidates at various centers across the country were given the wrong question paper sets according to a different syllabus.
This year’s SSC examinations commenced with the Bangla first paper starting at 10am.