Savar, Oct 12 (UNB) -The ‘5th Math Olympiad-2018’ organised by Jahangirnagar University Science Club (JUSC) was held on the campus on Friday.
Director of Wazed Miah Science Research Centre and also the adviser of JUSC, Professor Khabir Uddin inaugurated the contest with a slogan, 'Ganit Niye Vabbe Joto, Shanito Hobe Buddhi Toto' at JU School and College premises in the morning.
Addressing the inaugural session, Professor Khabir Uddin said that “Mathematics is the mother of all sciences. One’s mental ability and creativity increase with the practice of mathematics.”
The prize-giving ceremony of the contest will be held on November 9.
Around 4,000 students of class VI to XII from over 100 schools and colleges across the country took part in the contest.
Presided over by JUSC President Khandakar Oaliullah, former JU Proctor Professor Tapon Kumar Shaha, Professor Kabirul Bashar, Professor Shahedur Rahman and Associate Professor Sharif Hossain were among others.
Dhaka, Oct 12 (UNB) – A debate competition was held on Friday between the physically challenged students of Dhaka University and Eden Women’s College on retaining quota for people with disabilities in government jobs.
Citizen’s Platform for SDGs and Debate for Democracy organized the programme as part of Youth Conference 2018 at Brac Centre Inn Auditorium of the city.
Mentioning that quota is not a permanent solution, Dr Akbar Ali Khan, a former caretaker government advisor and former cabinet secretary, said, “Firstly they must be educated before getting job through quota. Only 4 percent of the total physically challenged people get opportunity of being educated.”
“We have to bring them to the main stream of the society. Everyone must change their aspect about people with physical disabilities. Government should come forward to ensure jobs for them in both government and non-government organisations,” he added.
“Only quota is not a solution, but it is needed,” said Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (SUJON) secretary Dr. Badiul Alam Mazumdar adding that we have to create a favorable atmosphere for them through proper education system, good health care and suitable work environment.
Debate for Democracy Chairman Hasan Ahmed Chawdury Kiron moderated the program.
Dhaka, Oct 12 (UNB) - The first-year honours admission test of “Gha” unit under the Social Science faculty of the 2018-19 academic session of Dhaka University was held on Friday.
The one-hour test was held from 10 am to 11 am at 81centres inside and soutside of the campus.
DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Pro Vice chancellor (administration) Prof Dr. Muhammad Samad, treasurer Prof Dr Md. Kamal Uddin, Dean of the Social Science Faculty and Coordinator of Gha Unit Admission Test Prof SadekaHalim and proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani visited the different examination halls at Social Science building of the University.
A total of 95,341candidates appeared in the entry test this year against 1,615 seats under the unit.
The admission test (general knowledge) of Fine Arts Faculty under "Cha-Unit" will be held on September 15 (Saturday)
Chattogram, Oct 11 (UNB) – Police on Thursday conducted raids on five dormitories of Chittagong University (CU) and recovered some locally-made weapons, including 20 machetes.
The drives were conducted in Shah Amanat Hall, Suhrawardy Hall, AF Rahman Hall, Alawal Hall and Shaheed Abdur Rab Hall in the afternoon, a day after two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) locked in a clash during a procession over the verdict in the August 21 grenade attack cases.
On Wednesday, a speedy trial tribunal in Dhaka sentenced 19 people to death, 19 others, including BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman, to life imprisonment and eight more to different terms of jail in two cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.
CU police outpost in-charge Md Aktaruzzaman said they conducted the drives around 4 pm with the help of Hathazari Police Station.
During the drives, 20 machetes, iron rods, glass bottles, sticks and some other locally-made weapons were recovered from the dormitories, he said.
Additional policemen were deployed on the campus to fend off further trouble, said CU Proctor Ali Asgar Chowdhury.
Meanwhile, police arrested two BCL leaders from Suhrawardy Hall on Thursday afternoon over the clash.
Dhaka, Oct 11 (UNB) - Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (Naval Wing) of University of Chittagong platoon celebrated its silver jubilee marking 25 years at the university campus on Wednesday with much enthusiasm.
With the mentionable participation of former and running cadets, the daylong programme started with a colourful procession from the university administrative building and ended before the law faculty building after marching past important intersections and points of the campus, said a press release.
CU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury inaugurated the programme addressing as chief guest while CU Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Shirin Akhtar addressed as special guest presided over by CU BNCC (Naval) Chief Professor Dr Towhid Hossain Chowdhury.
CU BNCC Coordinator Lt Col Professor Dr M Shafiqul Alam, CU BNCC (Naval) unit’s former cadets organization Anchor CU President Mohammad Borhan Uddin, and Anchor CU General Secretary Sontos Kumar Chakma spoke in the discussion of the programme among others.
Apart from the discussion session, cultural programme and special honourary crest giving ceremony was also held in the programme where about 350 former and existing cadets took part.
A special magazine titled Nongor was published on the occasion.
Founded in 1993, BNCC (Naval) CU platoon has been around for 25 years.
Such celebration on this occasion will inspire the present cadets that it will be a great get-together for the former cadets, expressed the participants.