Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said although the government has imposed some austerity measures to save public money amid global crisis due to Coronavirus and Ukraine-Russia War, but it did not compromise on printing free textbooks books for children. “…we did not forget children’s issues, we did not compromise on printing their textbooks, yes, we are trying to save money from other sectors (imposing austerity measures), but we’ve given special attention to printing their (children) books (textbooks),” she said. The Prime Minister came up with the remarks while formally inaugurating the free textbooks distribution programme at her office for 2023. She said due to the Coronavirus and Ukraine- Russia war prices of everything have gone up that forced the government to take some austerity measures in public expenditure, but it did not impose austerity in printing textbooks for children and distributing those on the first day of the new year. She mentioned that the government has defied all obstacles including coronavirus, Ukraine-Russia war and price hike in all commodities. Sheikh Hasina said that to make ‘Smart Bangladesh’ by 2041 the children will be provided with all facilities as they are the driving force in attaining the goal. “We will grow our children in such a way so that they could cope in the coming days which will be technology driven and make them prepared to become skilled manpower for the upcoming fourth Industrial Revolution,” she said. She urged all to give special attention to flourish the hidden talents of children through nourishing their curiosities. “Keeping our eyes towards that we have to build them as worthy citizens of the country for Smart Bangladesh by 2041,” she said. The Prime Minister said that prime aim of the government is to create technically and technologically skilled manpower through providing proper education. “Our full population will be technologically smart, they will not lag behind,” she said. She said if the children of the country can be built up with sincerity then there will be no force in the world that can stop the development and advancement of the country. The Prime Minister said that from the time of Coronavirus outbreak till now, children are studying at homes as the government has taken initiative “my school is in my house” through television.“Academic programmes have been conducted across Bangladesh through Sangsad TV. These have been run through BTV too. I think Sangsad TV can always be used by the Ministry of Education,” she said. She also revealed that the government has a plan to launch a separate terrestrial TV channel for education. Also Read: PM opens distribution of free textbooks Sheikh Hasina said those who came to power after 1975 did not take any measures to free the people of this country from illiteracy. In 1996, Awami League formed government and framed the education commission again, she said.She added that they started implementing a project to increase the literacy rate and learning for aged people was also incorporated in it. She said education is the biggest tool to keep people free from poverty. “So, we took new steps to educate the entire nation and we constituted a new Education Commission.”But, the Awami League government could not implement its 5 years tenure ended before implementation, she added. After BNP-Jamaat came to power in 2001, she said, they pushed the country back into darkness and this is the reality. “In the 2008 election, people voted for boat, we formed the government again. Since then we have again set target how we will free the people of this country from illiteracy and since 2010 we have started distributing free textbooks,” she added. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md. Zakir Hossen and Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury also spoke at the programme.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has presented university students and industry professionals with the Sustainable Design and Innovation Award. For the first time in Bangladesh, the Sustainable Design and Innovation Award has been launched by BGMEA to promote sustainable design and innovation in the country's apparel industry. A jury board comprising experts selected the best sustainable and innovative submissions by evaluating the submissions based on innovative aspects of the design, functionality, aesthetics, consideration of environmental standards and social footprint of the product, and process innovation. The awards were handed over to the winners and runners-up at a ceremony organised by BGMEA as a part of the Made in Bangladesh Week at International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka Wednesday. Salman Fazlur Rahman, private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister, was the chief guest at the event. Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, attended the ceremony as a special guest. BGMEA President Faruque Hassan chaired the award ceremony. Read more: BGMEA seeks uninterrupted energy supply by special arrangements Champions of the student group are Bishwajit Mazumder of Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology (SMUCT), Mahmuda Monsur Mira of BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT); Md Rokebul Islam of SMUCT, Saima Binta Hoque of BUFT, and Shariat Sultana Simi of SMUCT. Md Mohiminul Islam of SMUCT, Md Rayhan Sharkar of BUFT, Md Roman Khan of BUFT, Nishita Rani Sarker Nipa of BUFT, and Nurunnaher Alam Bristy of BUFT became runners-up. Champions of the professional group are Ajoy Day of Urmi Group, Md Azmir Hasan Bitlu of Bitopi; Mohammad Imran Hyder of Ananta Denim Technology; Sabina Akter of MM Knitwear Ltd; Sarawat Jahan Eva, Ananta Companies; Md. Golam Rabby of Square, and Ahsan Erfan of Grameen Uniqlo. Read more: Bangladesh's RMG bracing for next phase of growth: BGMEA Faruque Hassan said: "Bangladesh's RMG industry has been making continuous efforts to promote sustainability. The Sustainable Design and Innovation Award is such an effort to empower and reward young and talented people who will play an active role in building a more sustainable future."
The bodies of two students, who went missing after a collision between two speedboats in Kaptai lake on Friday, have been recovered. The deceased were Liton Chakma, 20, and Elina Chakma, 20, residents of Baghaichhari and Borokol upazilas respectively and students of Higher Secondary Certificate level of Open University. The body of Liton was recovered by fishermen early Sunday while and the body of Elina by fire service workers on Sunday morning. Read more: 7 injured, 2 missing after collision between two water vehicles in Kaptai Lake Ariful Islam, officer-in-charge of Langadu police station, said they in association with the fire service men carried out search operation till Saturday evening since Friday afternoon but failed. On Friday afternoon, seven people were injured and two others went missing in a head-on collision between a passenger carrying speedboat and a goods-laden boat in Kaptai Lake. Read more: Death toll from Karatoa boat capsize rises to 68 The passenger carrying boat was heading towards Langadu upazila from Rangamati Sadar. Seven out of total nine passengers of the boat managed to swim ashore while the reset went missing.
The Embassy of Bangladesh in Turkey has accorded a reception to 39 Bangladeshi students who have passed Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D. courses. The event was held at the "Bijoy Ekattor Auditorium" of the Embassy on Saturday (October 1, 2022), said the Embassy in a media release. Ambassador Mosud Mannan was present at the event. Besides, expatriate Bangladeshis living in different cities of the country attended the gathering. At the beginning of the programme, recitation from the Holy Quran and special prayers were offered. Read: 4 IU teachers to attend int’l training in Turkey The Ambassador paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He called upon the students present at the felicitation ceremony to contribute to the ongoing development process of the country by honoring the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the War of Liberation in 1971. A raffle draw was held at the end of the programme where seven winners were gifted laptops, mobiles and electronics materials.
The Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Wednesday suspended its seven students for up to two years on charges of "sexual harassment." The decision came at the 226th syndicate meeting of the university with its Vice-Chancellor Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed in the chair, SUST said in a media statement Wednesday. Read: SUST students suspend movement after meeting with ministers Sumon Das of public administration, Syed Mustakim Sakib of mechanical engineering; Md Imam Hossain Imran, Md Rifat Hossain and Md Bishal Ali have of forestry and environment sciences been suspended for one year each, Md Ariful Islam and Md Jayed Iqbal Tanim of forestry and environment sciences for two years, respectively. The suspension will be effective from Thursday, and the suspended students will not be able to enter the campus, SUST said.
Ranging from its luscious mountains, picturesque cities, standard education system, to welfare economic status, Denmark is a dream country for many. The country has consistently featured on the top list for higher studies ranking and placed fifth in the recent rankings of 2019. Naturally, a lot of international students aspire to go to Denmark for higher studies and potentially make a career there. As a Schengen country, the facilities for foreigners in education and work are immense. In this article, we explore how Bangladeshi students can pursue higher studies in Denmark. Why Study in Denmark? In addition to consistently featuring in the overall top position globally, the universities of Denmark are also some of the bests in the world for different streams. Most of the universities consistently rank on top of the QS world university ranking. Read Free Education Scopes in Norway for International Students at Masters, PhD Programs Danish universities also offer some of the best research facilities at all higher study levels. The classwork and lectures are all interactive where participation is of paramount importance. And the best thing? Students are not required to show bank solvency documents to get accepted and move to Denmark to pursue their education. For many Bangladeshis, this is a golden opportunity to study abroad without an initial cost burden. Moving on, the country has a high employment rate at over 65% with graduates having an even higher placement rate than the national median. With excellent economic performance, robust culture, and cosmopolitan cities, Denmark can be an easy choice for higher studies and potential settlement. Read Free Education in Germany for International Students in Bachelor, Masters, PhD Scopes of Higher Studies in Denmark For anyone wishing to pursue their higher studies in Denmark, there are three options – bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. However, there are a few caveats. Let’s look at each of the opportunities individually. We’ll also explore the cost breakdowns for each level so that you can get a clear idea of the overall expense. How to get admission in Bachelor's degree A bachelor's degree is the first level of getting into Denmark through higher studies. Most bachelors require the prospective student to complete at least 12 years of education in their home country to be eligible for bachelors. But in Denmark, a prospective student needs 13 years of education - which means to study for one additional year in a local university of the student’s home country after completion of Higher Secondary Degree- to be eligible for pursuing bachelors. This might often deter a student from pursuing bachelor’s in Denmark in addition to others that we will discuss later. Read Top European Countries Offering Free Education for International Students As for the application process, it starts around February and runs through March for the fall intake. Some universities might start the application as early as October of the previous year. So make sure you’re prepared accordingly. For application, the document requirements are fairly standard. Students will need – 1. Educational Transcripts 2. IELTS/ TOEFL scores 3. Statement of Purpose 4. 2 Letter of Recommendation Read How to Pick a College or University Abroad for Higher Education That’s about it for the application. Many people wonder whether it’s possible to study in Denmark for free. Unfortunately, it’s not possible. Denmark only offers free higher education to the natives and citizens of the EU and Switzerland. If you don’t qualify for any of the two, you will need to pay a tuition fee. The general tuition fee for each year runs between 6000 to 12,000 euros based on courses. That roughly amounts to 6,18,750 BDT to 12,37,501 BDT respectively (1 EUR = 103.13 BDT). Masters degree admission process in Denmark The process of getting into masters is also similar to the bachelors. Students will have to complete 16 years of formal education to be eligible for a master’s course in Denmark. Masters in Denmark are of two types – 1-year masters and 2-year masters. Depending on the stream and major, the course duration will be determined. Read Studying Abroad: Major Pros and Cons You Need to Consider The application process is similar to the bachelors. The application windows are also the same. In addition to the standard requirements, most masters will require a research plan to be submitted along with the application. In case the applicant wants to change streams, for example, if they come from a science background wishing to do an MBA, Denmark requires a mandatory pre-masters course for such students. This is done to acclimatize the students to the new curriculum and stream. The tuition fee for masters per year is the same as bachelors. However, specialized streams might run as high as 35,000 Euros or 36,09,380 BDT per year. Read Studying Abroad in Canada: Prospects and Challenges How to find a Phd opportunity in Denmark The process of a Ph.D. is also similar to the masters. To be eligible for Ph.D. candidacy, students will have to complete 17 or 18 years of formal education based on the duration of their masters. However, there’s a second option. Instead of a 3-year Ph.D., potential graduates can combine an integrated masters and Ph.D. program together for a total duration of 5 years. The application process varies depending on the university and integrated courses aren’t also commonly available. The tuition fees are the same as bachelors and masters. Scholarship Opportunities for Internatial Students in Denmark Scholarship opportunities in Denmark are rare. There aren’t as many scholarship opportunities as the likes of the USA or Canada or even Germany have. It's also especially low for the bachelor's program with the existing opportunities geared towards masters and Ph.D. students. Read SoP for Higher Studies: How to write an unfailing Statement of Purpose? The existing scholarship opportunities include – 1. Nordplus 2. Erasmus 3. Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters 4. Fullbright 5. Denmark Government Scholarship for Non-EU students 6. The State Education Support. Cost of Living in Denmark The cost of living in Denmark is quite high. Being a Schengen country the cost of rent, living, and food are somewhat higher compared to its other European counterparts. A student living in Denmark can expect to spend around 600 to 800 Euro per month on living costs which roughly translates to about 61,875 BDT to 82,500 BDT. Even if you are living in a metropolis like Copenhagen, this much will cover your basic livelihood. But of course, it might be higher depending on personal expenses and habits. Job Scopes in Denmark Denmark offers part-time job opportunities to incoming foreign students. A foreign student can work 20 hours a week as a part-time job both on and off campus. During the summer break, they are allowed to work full time without any time cap. Read Study in Australia: Scholarship Opportunities for Bangladeshi Students Denmark has a high minimum wage ratio so students can easily cover either their tuition or living expenses with part-time jobs. After graduation, students are required to get an Establishment Card which allows them up to 2 years to get a job in Denmark after graduation. Permanent Residency in Denmark Schengen countries are notorious for difficult and long PR processes. Realistically, a student who graduated from a Danish institution with a minimum bachelor’s degree can expect to get a PR in about 8 years. Read What should Bangladeshi students pack and bring with them to Western Countries? Of the 8 years, they need to be employed permanently for at least 3.5 years leading up to the PR application. Final Words So far, we have discussed how students from Bangladesh can study bachelor, masters or PhD in Denmark at low cost or with scholarship. Denmark can be a perfect destination if you’re looking for world-class education and a secured career path. The country has a near-zero crime rate, an excellent work environment, amazing research facilities, and many more to excite prospective students. However, the cost might play a role for non-EU students wishing to study in Denmark. But if you can manage one of the many available scholarships, it will certainly become easy to pursue higher education here. Read Cheapest countries for Bangladeshi students for higher studies
Dhaka University (DU) students will not have to go to the Registrar Building for academic services anymore, Vice-Chancellor (VC) Md Akhtaruzzaman said Wednesday. The assurance came amid allegations that the Registrar Building officials and staff often harass students as they go to the administrative building for academic services. At 2pm today, Akhtaruzzaman went to see Hasnat Abdullah, a masters student of the English department, who had begun fasting unto death Tuesday in front of the university's administrative building to press home an eight-point demand. Hasnat's demands included setting up of a complaint cell for ensuring accountability of administrative officials and stopping harassment of students; digitalisation of all administrative activities as soon as possible and setting up of closed circuit TV cameras in all offices. The masters student ended his hunger today after being assured by the VC that his demands would be met. Later, Hasnat was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as he fell sick during the hunger strike. Read: 24 SUST students go on hunger strike "Students will no longer have to waste their time waiting at the Register Building for hours. From now on, they will get all their academic services from their respective dormitories and departments," Akhtaruzzaman said. "If anyone is harassed there, action will be taken through the hall provost and chairman of the student's department."
An invigilator of the SSC exams had to be withdrawn after he assaulted several students during an examination in Chandina upazila of Cumilla. The invigilator, Md Salauddin, was withdrawn from the exam centre on Saturday to allow a fair investigation into what actually led to his shocking behaviour, said Chandina Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Taposh Sheel. The incident took place on Thursday, the first day of the Dakhil examinations, at the Chandina Al Amin Islamia Kamil Madrasa. Among eleven reported victims, eight are from the same madrasa as the exam centre, and three attend the Abedanoor Fazil Madrasa. Read: SSC examinee jumps off a building hours before exam On condition of anonymity, the victims said during the examination of the MCQ section of Quran Majeed subject, Salauddin beat them with a ruler "for failing to fill the set code circle in the Optical Mark Reader". Later, the victims submitted a written complaint to the secretary of their exam centre. When contacted, accused Salahuddin denied the allegation against him, saying he only "scolded them" for their mistake, and there was no physical beating involved.
The Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) has undertaken an exceptional endeavour to provide over 200 bicycles to students in the flood-hit areas of the country including Sylhet instead of providing them traditional relief materials. As part of the programme, BMET Director General (Additional Secretary) Shahidul Alam today (Tuesday) distributed 104 bicycles, helmets and T-shirts among students of six educational institutions and technical training centers including Technical Training Center (TTC), Sylhet, and Goainghat Imran Ahmad Girls' School and College. The BMET has taken the initiative to provide 220 bicycles, helmets, and T-shirts among the underprivileged students of nine educational institutions and training centers in the flood-affected areas including Sylhet, Sunamganj, Kishoreganj, Kurigram, Netrokona and Gaibandha districts with money collected from one day's salary of BMET officials and employees. Among the students, 120 are male and 100 are female. Read: Bicycle Price in Bangladesh with Buyers' Guide During the distribution of bicycles at Sylhet TTC, Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Mojibur Rahman, BMET Deputy Director Rafiqul Islam, Assistant Director Kamrul Hossain, Sylhet Women TTC Principal, Goainghat Government College Fazlul Haque and other senior officials were present. Sheikh Mohammad Nahid Niaz, Principal of Sylhet Technical Training Center presided over the function, says a press release on Tuesday evening. Speaking at the function, BMET Director General Shahidul Alam said the initiative of free bicycle distribution has been taken as an alternative to relief to encourage skills and developmental training as a tool for sustainable development. He said the bicycle will be a symbol of speed, good health, and success. The participation and contribution of those who can afford it can easily bring the society towards development. BMET sources said, one day's salary of BMET officials amounting to Tk 2000,000 (twenty lakh) was collected last June for distribution of relief among flood-affected people. As the flood situation, in the meantime, improved, the authorities decided to distribute bicycles among the underprivileged students as an alternative to speed up their lives. The bicycles were provided under the banner of JanoShakti Krira O Sangskritik Forum, an entertainment organization for BMET officials. The remaining bicycles are scheduled to be handed over on September 16.
Students of Government Science School and College today (September 12, 2022) blocked roads in Dhaka’s Farmgate area, demanding safe roads and protesting the death of a fellow student in a road accident in Tejgaon area yesterday. A number of students of the school took to the street around 11:50 am, in front of the Farmgate Police Box, demanding road safety, according to the UNB photographer. Read “No single nation can address evolving tech-based crimes on its own”