Kushtia, Oct 25 (UNB) - The residential halls of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia are in the grip of an almighty fear of snakes crawling out of the building’s walls and floors any minute, having become a ‘habitat’ for the deadly reptile.
At least 10 snakes have been killed in the last few days by panic-stricken students of the university’s Shaheed President Ziaur Rahman Hall, Lalon Shah Hall, Saddam Hossain Hall and Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall.
Students complain that no effective measure has been taken by the authorities to get rid of the problem, despite coming to the fore a week ago.
Students of Lalon Shah Hall said snakes often enter different rooms, including the TV room, the dining room and the toilet.
“I heard a scream and woke up in the middle of the night and saw that a snake was sitting on the floor of the second storey of Saddam Hossain Hall,” said Abu Raihan, a Lalon Shah Hall resident. “I’m still too scared to sleep in my room.”
President of the IU Hall Provosts Council told UNB that they could take initiatives to address the problem if each hall provost contacts them to do so.
Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNB) - The Canadian International School Bangladesh (CISB) on Wednesday celebrated UN Day like previous years.
Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine; Ambassador of Oman TaeebSalim Al Alawi; Malaysian High Commissioner NurAshikinMohdTaib; Sri Lankan High Commissioner Crisanthe de Silva; President of CanChamMasudRahman; Chairman of
CISB Mohammad Kamal Uddin and Principal Angela O’Brien were present.
This year the theme of the event was “Together Today for a Better Tomorrow”.
The children, dressed in their traditional costumes celebrated their unique and varied heritage by singing and dancing.
Stalls representing eight countries showcased their culture.
Proceeds from the event will go to support Rohingya children.
Jhenaidah, Oct 24 (UNB) – The District Primary Education Office has issued show cause notices to the headmasters of a total of 100 government primary schools in the district for failing to submit the pay slip of School Level Improvement Project.
District Primary Education Officer Sheikh Mohammad Akteruzzaman signed the show cause notices, according to sources at the local education office.
There are 907 primary schools under the School Level Improvement Project and of these, 214 schools in Sadar upazila, 151 in Kaliganj, 74 in Kotchandpur, 153 in Maheshpur, 180 in Shailakupa and 235 schools in Harinakundu upazilas of the district.
A total of Tk 3,62,80,000 was provided to the schools in June for the project and each school got Tk 40,000.
Allegations of embezzling the money have been raised against some schools and following it, the district education officer has asked the respected headmaster of those schools to provide pay slip of the sanctioned money.
When contacted, the district primary education officer said a letter will be sent to the Deputy Director of Khulna zone for taking necessary actions against those who failed to place the balance sheet in time.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) - The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) on Monday formed another five-member probe committee to investigate the alleged entry tests question leak of ‘Gha’ unit under the Social Science faculty.
The committee has been formed to investigate the allegation more deeply as well as to identify the actual culprits who are responsible to bring out question papers prior to the tests, DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani told UNB.
DU Pro-VC (Academic) Prof Nasreen Ahmad made the Convener of the newly formed body and Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani made Member Secretary.
Other members are Prof Md Imdadul Hoque, acting dean of Biological Science faculty, Prof Asim Sarker and Syndicate member SM Bahalul Mojnun Chunnu.
Earlier on October 13, the DU authorities formed a three-member probe body to investigate the issue and asked to submit its report within 48 hours.
The DU authorities, however, announced the ‘Gha’ unit admission test results on October 16 amid question leak allegations.
Fourteen images of handwritten question papers of 'Gha' unit entry test were spread out on social media around 9:17 am on Friday, 43 minutes prior to the exam begins.
After scrutinising the images and the original question paper provided at the exam halls, it was found that 72 MCQ questions (19 in Bengali, 17 in English and 36 in general knowledge section) were matched.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday seeking a stay order on the admission procedure of ‘Gha’ unit for 2018-2019 academic session under Social Science Faculty of Dhaka University (DU).
Supreme Court lawyer Yunus Ali Akand filed the writ challenging the legitimacy of the process after it was alleged that the exam of the said unit was taken on a leaked question paper.
Vice-chancellor (VC) of Dhaka University, Dean of the Social Science Faculty and Education Secretary were made respondents.
Yunus Ali Akand said, “The bench of Justice Mainul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal is likely to hear the petition today (Sunday).”
The admission test for ‘Gha’ unit was held on October 12 and the results were published on October 16.
Fourteen images of handwritten question papers of the entry tests were spread on social media around 9:17 am on Friday, 43 minutes prior to the beginning of the exam.
Later on October 13, the DU authorities formed a three-member probe committee to investigate the alleged question leak for the entry test.
DU Vice-chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman, however, said the incident was not a question paper leak, but the probe committee was formed to investigate whether there was any digital forgery or not.