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  • A successful formula

    Vygotsky, a Soviet educational psychologist, describes learning as a social process in his socio-cultural theory of human learning. According to this concept, learning takes place first at the social level through interactions with others. Another aspect of his theory is the idea that the learners are mentally prepared to a certain level and they require support from a teacher or more experienced peers in order to fully develop.

  • Why not one ministry for school education?

    There is sometimes a jostling about which of the two ministers of education should represent Bangladesh in any international forum for education, such as a Unesco meeting or a UN System consultation in relation to the SDGs.

  • Poor focus on nutrition hurts development

    Nutrition is the foundation of human health, education and economic development, and yet it gets poor attention pulling back nations

  • Of what value is primary school completion?

    In the Primary Education Completion Exam (PECE), a mandatory national exam introduced in 2009, the latest pass rate is 98.5 percent. This is a success that cannot be ignored.

  • Why so many children out of school?

    It is disheartening to note that there are about 10 million out-of-school children, adolescents and youths in Bangladesh, as revealed by a new Unesco policy paper. Some of the reasons mentioned in the paper as to why that is the case were related to their living conditions, financial constraints and social adversities.

  • Education a mirage for them

    There are about 10 million out-of-school children, adolescents and youths in Bangladesh, says a new Unesco policy paper.

  • Madrassahs: The invisible link in achieving equity

    Since the World Conference on Women in Mexico in 1975, Bangladesh has been at the forefront among the least-developed countries (LDCs) in addressing gender disparities. The country's achievements in education and gender parity in education, has also been remarkable. However, despite its success in achieving gender parity in many areas, some sections of the population have been left behind. One such section is female students in madrassah schools.

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    Change law to bar MPs in educational instt: HC

    High Court directs the authorities concerned to take steps in two months for amending the provisions of a law that allows lawmakers to become chairman of the governing bodies of private educational institutions.

  • 9 held with fake HSC question papers in Dhaka

    Nine persons have been detained for their alleged link with question paper leak from Dhaka’s Tejgaon area and several fake HSC question papers seized from them, police said.

  • Allocation for education: Muhith proposes 32% increase

    The government has proposed raising allocation in the education sector by 32 percent to Tk 49,009 crore in the next fiscal year compared to the allocation in the outgoing FY.

  • The sorry state of education

    Education is the backbone of a nation. But the recent state of education in our country is worrying.

  • Education for all to be ensured: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the government wants to ensure education for all as no nation can prosper without education.

  • BJP releases PM Modi's degrees, AAP calls those ‘fake’

    After days of Arvind Kejriwal relentlessly accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying about his education, the ruling BJP releases his college degrees and fielded its top leaders, Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley, in its fightback, reports NDTV.

  • Results of SSC, equivalent exams on May 11

    The results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on May 11.

  • Most teachers visiting ministry come for transfer to Dhaka: Nahid

    Criticising the government college teachers for lobbying to get transferred to Dhaka, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said almost 80 percent of them, who visit his ministry, come with such requests.

  • May 10, 11 tentative dates for publishing SSC results

    The results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations may be published on May 10 or 11, education ministry sources say.

  • 82,500 get primary terminal scholarships

    A total of 82, 500 students got scholarships in the Primary Terminal Examinations 2015 this year which has increased by 27,500 compared to the last year, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mustafizur Rahman announces.

  • Grabbers feast on Dhaka schools

    Gendaria Mahila Samity Govt Primary School has over 1,650 students but its compound is so small that just a 10th of the children face difficulty in playing in the ground during recess.

  • Too eager to get new laws

    It is easier to make a new law than the enforcement and modification of an existing one. The proposed legislation on education is the latest glaring example of this popular saying in our country.

  • Opinion: When did private tuition become a crime?

    Since when did private tuition become a crime? When did private tuition become synonymous to stealing, pick-pocketing or mugging that the ministry would think of putting a private tutor behind bars?

  • How education and stimulation in early years can help children thrive for a lifetime

    Today, 99 percent of Bangladesh's girls and 97 percent of boys are enrolled in primary school.

  • Nahid avoids entering HSC exam hall

    Amid previous controversies and considering the state of mind of the candidates, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid avoids entering exam hall on the first day of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination.

  • A law to improve university standards

    It is a positive move that the cabinet has approved of a draft 'The Accreditation Council Law, 2016', that aims to ensure the standards of higher education.

  • Travelling library: The two Indians on a road trip to promote books

    The two friends are on an ambitious 10,000 km (6,213 miles) road trip in their minivan, and have taken an eye-popping 4,000 books with them.

  • Education in Mother Language: 40% population denied globally

    Though children should be taught in a language they speak or understand, as much as 40 percent of the global population does not have access to that kind of education.

  • Serving the orphans

    Faridul Islam Farid would not want others to suffer what he went through.

  • The Education Antidote to Violence

    In an article titled “The Education Antidote to Radicalisation,” published on December 30, 2015 in The Daily Star, former British Prime Minister...

  • Govt warns against question paper leak

    As the SSC and equivalent examinations are in progress, the government has reminded all of the consequences of spreading rumour about question paper leakage and any evil attempt to leak those.

  • VC smells plot to create violence at DU

    Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique alleges that a certain political quarter is conspiring to create deadly violence at the university campus.

  • Return extra fees taken from SSC examinees: Minister

    Education Minister Nahid orders schools to refund in 7 days extra money taken from SSC candidates. Stern action awaits defaulters, he warns.