A decision has not been
taken to extend the weekend in educational institutions to resolve the ongoing
crisis. However, education minister Dipu Moni said that the government is
thinking about this.
She said this at a
seminar organized on the occasion of the 17th National Conference and National
Mourning Day of Bangladesh Polytechnic Teachers Association on Friday (August
The minister answered
various questions of the journalists in the seminar titled 'Shok Hok Shakti,
Karigiri Shiksha i Mukti' organized at Bangabandhu Auditorium of Dhaka
minister informed about various new curriculum and projects of the government
in technical education.
She said, ‘We are giving
great importance to acquiring technical skills. We want to ensure that our
students are competent. The Sheikh Hasina government has looked at the aspects
that need to be looked into for the development of students as humane, creative
‘Before this we could not
hire teachers for a long time. However, recently we have recruited 5000 technical
teachers. The education minister also said that he hopes that there will be no
problem related to recruitment soon,’ she added.
The minister said that
MPO admission was closed for about 10 years in the middle. Past governments
have incorporated MPOs through personal communication or other means. But,
during the Sheikh Hasina government, this program is being conducted in a
completely digital manner in a transparent manner.
She also said that the
government is thinking about having at least one technical training center project
in each upazila.
Earlier, 50 institutions
were given Tk 70 crore for labs and ancillary works. Many organizations could
not ensure proper use of that money. So, it will not only be allotted, students
should use it to acquire skills.
The education minister
said that there is a tendency of admitting additional students in educational
institutions without considering the capacity. This trend exists in all
educational institutions, at all levels. Dhaka city's newest institute has 66
students per class, they want to increase it to 75 students. She thinks that it
should be reduced from 66.
She said, ‘The kind of
development we want, the kind of development we are talking about, will not
happen like this. We will try to improve the quality. To keep it right, the
tendency to increase the numbers must be checked.’
The education minister
also said that students should be prepared to produce skilled manpower suitable
for the fourth industrial revolution. Technical education rates and enrollments
are higher in countries that are more developed. But, on the contrary,
technology is taught to less talented and less privileged students in
Education Board course evaluation expert Dr. presented the main article in the
seminar. Shah Alam Majumdar. Director General of Technical Education Department
(Additional Secretary) spoke as a special guest. Md. Omar Farooq
President of Bangladesh
Polytechnic Teachers Association (BAPSHIS) (Central Executive Council). Aman
Ullah Khan Yusufji presided over the welcome speech, general secretary of
Bapsis G. M. Aktar Hossain, Dhaka Polytechnic Institute Principal Engineer Kazi
Zakir Hossain. Various members and teachers of Bapsis were present.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin today asked the university authorities concerned to implement world-standard higher education.
He came up with the call when a delegation of Dhaka University led by its Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr ASM Maqsud Kamal called on him at Bangabhaban here.
During the meeting, the President was apprised by the VC of the overall activities of DU, President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told BSS in the afternoon.
The university chancellor put emphasis on the research activities in the university to make country’s higher education meaningful.
The world situation is changing rapidly due to the revolutionary development of information technology (IT), he mentioned.
The President stressed on making students competent and skilled to keep pace with the changing world.
The head of state said the overall education programme, including the curriculum should be adjusted to highlight the skills and abilities of the students in the international arena.
The DU VC informed the president that a master plan has been formulated for the overall development of the university. And it will be implemented in three phases over 15 years, resulting in major changes in the DU’s infrastructural and academic curriculum, he added.
Secretaries concerned to the Bangabhan were present on the occasion.
Education Minister Dipu Moni said, in the previous exams we
saw that attempts were made to leak question papers at various places. But they
did not succeed. We are adopting innovative strategies and strict monitoring to
stop question leaking. However, strict action will be taken if anyone tries to
spread rumors or leak questions.
The minister said this while talking to reporters after
visiting Begum Badrunnesa Govt. Girls’ College centre in the capital on Sunday
The Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) and equivalent
examinations are set to begin today (November 6). Bangla first paper exam will
be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, on the very first of the schedule.
Meanwhile, special measures have been taken for dengue
patients. Also, it has been asked to sprinkle mosquito spray in and around the
center to reduce the risk of HSC candidates.
This year, 12 lakh 3 thousand 407 candidates from 9 thousand
181 educational institutions will participate in the examination in 2 thousand
649 centers. Among them, 6 lakh 22 thousand 796 are male students and 5 lakh 80
thousand 611 are female students. Last year the number of candidates was 13
lakh 99 thousand 690.
As per the scheduled, the written examination will continue
till December 13. After the written exam, practical exam will be held from 15th
December to 22nd December.
Usually HSC exam starts in April. But due to corona
situation, it was not possible to take this exam at the scheduled time. SSC and
HSC exams were postponed due to massive floods in some districts including
Education Minister Dipu Moni said on October 19 that
coaching centers will be closed for 42 days across the country due to the HSC
examination. Accordingly, all coaching centers are closed since November 3,
which will continue till December 14.
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Education Minister Dipu Moni said, in the previous exams we saw that attempts were made to leak question papers at various places. But they did not succeed. We are adopting innovative strategies and strict monitoring to stop question leaking. However, strict action will be taken if anyone tries to spread rumors or leak questions.
The Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations are set to begin today (November 6). Bangla first paper exam will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, on the very first of the schedule. Meanwhile, special measures have been taken for dengue patients. Also, it has been asked to sprinkle mosquito spray in and around the center to reduce the risk of HSC candidates.