Category: Campus

3 probe committees formed to investigate JSC, JCD debacle

Ref:In an instant action, the government formed three probe committees to dig out the causes of large-scale fails in the Junior School Certificate and Junior Dahkil Certificate examinations.

According to the results published Thursday 26.96 percent students got plucked–mostly failing to pass in Mathematics, English and Science. Read more →

JSC, JDC exams’ results Published after 3 pm

REf: Results of the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will be published on Thursday.

JSC, JDC exams’ results Published after 3 pm

JSC, JDC exams’ results Published after 3 pm

Candidates could get their results from the Education Board website and through SMS.

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FREE TEXTBOOKS, 143 schools under scanner

Ref: The government is investigating 143 schools in the capital that it believes asked for more free textbooks than they needed.

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Results of primary terminal exams on Dec 27, JSC on Dec 31

Ref: Results of the Primary Education Terminal Examination will be published on December 27 and Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations on December 31.

Results of Primary Education Terminal Exams were to be published on December 26. Read more →

SSC exams from Feb 1

Ref: The Secondary School Certificate exams will begin on Feb 1 next year, and will not be delayed for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, scheduled from Feb 19, the education minister says.

Nurul Islam Nahid made the announcement and the routine at a press briefing on Tuesday at his office.Schedules for the Dakhil and SSC (vocational) examinations were also disclosed at the conference.
All the examinations will commence from Feb 1. Read more →

Pry text books by Dec 10

Ref: The primary textbook publishers will not be penalized if they distribute textbooks all over the country by Dec 10 against the previous deadline of Nov 30, primary and mass education minister Afsarul Ameen has said.
“The government has taken the decision to ensure that supply of textbooks to the primary students early in the year 2011,” he said.

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DU students vandalise vehicles

Ref: Agitated Dhaka University students have gone on a rampage on Thursday and vandalised at least 20 vehicles after one of their fellow students was injured in an accident.

The enraged students also set the car, responsible for the accident, on fire.

Quoting witnesses, police said that a driver of a private car was giving driving lesson to his employer’s daughter on the road adjacent to the university’s Jagannath Hall and Shamsunnahar Hall. At one point, the car hit a fourth-year bachelor’s student of the psychology department, Shadhan Kumar Das.
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UK visas to turn elusive for many

The UK is going to lower the limit of annual non-European immigration to the kingdom, which will significantly reduce the number of Bangladeshi students and guest workers going there.

“The government has committed to introduce an annual limit of 21,700 for those coming into the UK under the skilled and highly skilled route, 20,700 under the skilled route and 1,000 under the new ‘exceptional talent’ route,” said a statement of British High Commission in Dhaka yesterday.

The limit will be effective from April next year for non-European people.

“Bangladesh will surely see fewer number of its citizens going to the UK either for jobs or studies,” said an official of the British High Commission in Dhaka.

First of all, the recession is still continuing in the UK and secondly there were a lot of cases in which students going there started working, the official told The Daily Star yesterday evening.

Presently, there are around 5 lakh Bangladeshis in the UK. The total number of Bangladeshi students is unknown. However, only in 2009, 17,000 Bangladeshis went to the UK for studies, an official said.

The introduction of an annual limit was Britain’s coalition government’s pledge and will allow Britain to remain competitive in the international job market, while ensuring migrant labour is not used as a substitute for those already looking for work in the UK, the release read.

To implement the pledge, the UK also decided to limit the number of staff that international corporations are allowed to transfer to Britain from their offices in other countries.

No official of corporations, who earns less than £40,000 annually, will be allowed to stay in the UK for more than a year.

Britain will also restrict the highly skilled tier of the point-based system, except for the entrepreneurs, investors and exceptionally talented persons.

Under the point-based system, people are not given visas unless they score a certain number of points in the system.

“The government was determined to make changes to Tier-1–the ‘highly skilled’ tier–when it was revealed that approximately a third of those coming through this route were actually doing low-skilled jobs once in the UK,” the British High Commission said.

“We will take action on all routes into the UK and these changes are crucial if we are to limit the numbers coming here to work, while still attracting the brightest and the best to the UK,” said Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May.

“We have worked closely with businesses while designing this system, and listened to their feedback, but we have also made clear that as the recovery continues, we need employers to look first to people who are out of work and who are already in this country.”

The UK government will also hold consultations before the end of the year focusing on Tier-4 of the point-based system–the student route–which currently accounts for two thirds of migrants entering the UK each year, May said.

“By introducing a system that is more selective and more robust, the government aims to prevent abuse while continuing to attract the top students to our top universities,” the secretary said.

Meanwhile, Times newspaper from London on Tuesday reported that Indian officials warned the Cameron government over restricting the rights of their citizens to study and work in the UK during his visit in July.

JSC, JDC exams deferred to Nov 22

The mathematics exam of Junior Secondary Certificate, introduced this year, scheduled for Sunday has been deferred to Nov 22 at 10am.

Meanwhile, the social sciences exam of the Junior Dakhil Certificate has also been postponed.

Dhaka education board’s secretary Abdus Salam Hawladar confirmed on Saturday that the exam had been deferred due to ‘unavoidable circumstances’.

The decision was made on Saturday after a meeting with the education ministry.

The main opposition BNP has called a day-long general strike protesting the party chief being evicted from her cantonment house in the afternoon.

2 hurt for complaining

Ref: Two members of a madrasa governing committee in Noakhali have been seriously injured for protesting harassment of a female student by the stalkers.

The incident took place at Jalial village under Binodpur union council in Sudharam Upazila on Tuesday.
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