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Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid

BRILLIANT

BRILLIANT

After a downslide in last year's HSC results, students this year have shown a considerable rise in both pass rates and achieving GPA-5. The pass percentage at the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams under the eight general education boards rose to 75.74, increasing by 4.61 percentage points from that of last year. The number of...

System faulty, needs overhauling

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday termed the existing enrolment system at public universities faulty and suggested a uniform system to better assess students and minimise their hassles. “A one-hour admission test through an MCQ examination cannot truly assess the quality of a student,” he told journalists while presenting the results of the HSC and equivalent exams of 2014 at the secretariat. Under the current arrangements, each public university takes admission tests mostly through multiple-choice questions (MCQ) as per its own...

HSC exams results today

The results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published today. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will formally announce the results at a press conference at his ministry at 1:00pm after handing over the copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The prime minister would declare the results through a video conference with the students and teachers of four educational institutions of Dinajpur around 10:00am, Subodh Chandra Dhali, deputy chief information officer of...

Country’s standard of education will increase in usual course: PM

Country’s standard of education will increase in usual course: PM

Taking a swipe at those who criticise the current standard of education in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the standard of education would increase in the usual course and none would be able to hinder this. “Standard of education will enhance in usual course as we've been imparting training to...

HSC results on Aug 13

The results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on August 13.    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid would hand over the copy of the results to the prime minister in the morning on that day, Subodh Chandra Dhali, deputy chief information officer of the ministry, told The Daily Star yesterday. The minister would formally announce the results at a press conference in the education ministry later, he added. A total of 1,141,374 examinees-- 606,293 boys...

No gap in public exams: Nahid

No gap in public exams: Nahid

In an attempt to prevent question paper leak, the government has decided to hold all public examinations without any break excepting public holidays. The decision was taken on the basis of recommendations submitted by the fact finding team on June 29, said Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid. He was talking to reporters at a press...

Ramadan, Eid

Vacation of schools from June 29

All government and non-government educational institutions at primary and secondary-level will remain closed from June 29 to August 6 on the occasions of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr. The education and primary and mass education ministries issued the orders for the 39-day vacation yesterday. The orders came a week after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told a cabinet meeting that all primary and secondary schools and madrasas will enjoy holidays during the Ramadan. At the meeting on June 16, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid had...

Education system riddled with flaws

Education system riddled with flaws

Pass rates in public examinations are on the rise every year but the quality of education is still in question, leading academics and educationists said yesterday. The exams and  evaluation systems at primary and secondary levels are flawed, and those should be reformed immediately, they said at a meeting with Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid at his ministry. Voicing concern over recent leaks of question papers in public exams, they demanded the government formulate a new law with a provision for stringent punishment to the culprits. Some of them recommended reducing the number of exams, especially at primary levels, scrapping the class-VIII public exam, and instructing examiners not to be too generous...

Hsc Question Leak

Probe body given 15 more days

The government committee probing the leak of English second paper question paper of the ongoing Higher Secondary Certificate exams has been given 15 more days to identify those responsible. The Dhaka Education Board postponed the exam on April 9 following reports of the question paper leak. Other boards held the exam the next day as per the schedule. The education ministry extended the time given for the investigation for the second time yesterday as the probe body failed to make any...

SSC results today

The results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published simultaneously today across the country. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will formally announce the results through a press briefing at the secretariat around 1:00pm. Prior to that, he will hand over a copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at 10:00am. From 2:30pm, examinees can get their results from their respective centres, websites of their respective boards or from mobile phones through SMS. Around 14.32 lakh candidates...

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