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When the numbers don’t add up

When the numbers don’t add up

Namira Hossain writes about Dyscalculia, the disorder related to numbers and calculations During the years that we spend shielded from the trials and tribulations of real life behind our school desks, it often appears that there are two types of people in the world of classrooms. There are those who can rattle off long lists of multiplications in their heads […]

The writer’s block

The writer’s block

by Raphy Islam I do not know if I should call myself a writer but for this piece of writing, let’s assume that I am one. My grounds behind saying this is simply, because after all the ways the education system can take out the fun of reading and writing through academic pressure, I still write frequently because I love […]

Practical-oriented curriculum, industry relevant teaching, motivating and dedicated faculties are needed to build skilled and innovative workforce of a country

Practical-oriented curriculum, industry relevant teaching, motivating and dedicated faculties are needed to build skilled and innovative workforce of a country

Kamarudin Hussin, chairman of Public Universities Vice-Chancellors and Rectors Committee of Malaysia and also the vice-chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Perlis’ shares with Mohiuddin Alamgir, during his visit to Dhaka recently Around the middle of last year, Malaysia adopted ‘The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education)’ and set a goal for 250,000 international student enrolment in Malaysian institutions by 2025, more […]

Boost for the golden fibre

Boost for the golden fibre

Jute industry experts explain to Sadiqur Rahman why a recent government move to half jute product export will be beneficial for the sector and the nation in the long run It is widely known that non-biodegradable polythene, used indiscriminately for packing purposes in the country causes serious environmental pollution. The used polythene bags and plastic materials not only block the […]

Barely alive

Barely alive

Sadiqur Rahman reveals why there is a decline in the demand of postal services in the country and how it may affect us in the long run Writing a letter is perhaps the most intimate tool of self expression. A handwritten letter not only conveys a message from one place to another but also makes the receiver feel important. In […]

For political gain?

For political gain?

Sadiqur Rahman reveals how the National Service Programme has failed to be an effective initiative at helping the unemployed in rural areas, due to its many irregularities One of the priorities in the 2008 election manifesto of the present ruling party was ‘Employment in every family’. As per electoral commitment, after assuming power, the government approved a National Service Programme […]

The defining moment

The defining moment

by M Muhaddes One year ago the novel Old Road New Crossings by Dr Shelley Rahman was translated by Anna Rahman and published by completelynovel.com. This followed the publication by Anya Prokash of the original hardback form in Bengali with the title Purano Rasta Nuton Parapar. The story has been interpreted on different levels as extracts from the reviews reprinted […]

Wealthy and wayward

Wealthy and wayward

Sadiqur Rahman looks into the background of young perpetrators of three recent and separate incidents of alleged murder and assault in the city The first ever Bengali novel published in a colloquial form in the Bengali language was ‘Alaler Gharer Dulal’ (The Pampered Son of a Front-rank Family) that was written by Peary Chand Mitra in 1857. A line from […]

Helpless and brutalised

Helpless and brutalised

Sadiqur Rahman reflects why there has been an alarming increase in crimes against children in the country Bangladesh has been acclaimed by many international organisations as the role model for reducing infant mortality rate which is one of the key Millennium Development Goals (MDG). But this fact does not confirm that this country can ensure safe childhood for its children […]

Art in clay

Art in clay

Ahmed Shatil Alam finds out why the pottery industry is facing near-extinction Bauphal Upazilla, one of the southern-most districts of the country, is renowned for being a hub of the pottery industry. Barun Pal, a 50-year-old potter is one of the nearly 3,000 people who have continued their ancestral traditions as potters in the area. He shares that with the […]