Created on Thursday, 12 December 2013 16:55
Many times when there is word Bangladesh and education in a sentence, it is very often related to poverty and high number of literacy. Not that I want to dismiss the reality that there is much to do to improve education and literacy number in the country. But aren’t we forgetting the fact that there is number of foreign students who purposely come to Bangladesh to study?
According to High Home Ministry, there are about 3500 foreign students in public and private universities and medical colleges in Bangladesh, as of Dec 31, 2012. The number should be more as there are numbers of unregistered students and teachers. ‘Most of the foreign students are in the University of Science and Technology, Chittagong, International Islamic University of Chittagong, Asian University of Bangladesh in Dhaka, International University and American International University of Bangladesh,’ the official said.Read more...
Created on Friday, 29 November 2013 11:35
It is quite necessary to establish a communication among the persons who left the educational institution but love to be involved with their institution. However, this task is not an easy one. Social networking media can be good tools regarding this. In addition, many organizations provide email marketing strategies which can be more fruitful.
Created on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:53
GAZI MAHABUBUL ALAM, MIRJA MOHAMMAD SHAHJAMAL and GOUTAM ROY
Abstract: This article examines the contribution made by education in Bangladesh using primary data gained form a small scale of research. Secondary data also supplements. Both school and out-of-school education is considered in this study. Findings show that primary education contributes mainly for social development. Secondary provision also contributes mainly for social development, some attempts in contributing economical development are made of but these are not working properly because of existing education system and job pattern. Higher Education (HE) consumes a large portion of public and private fund to ensure economic development. Unfortunately, because of existing job pattern of Bangladesh and requirements placed for recruitments, contribution from HE is low where investment to per unit is reasonably higher. Overall conclusion suggests that there is a scope for development at each provision. This study also advocates an urgent need to conduct a broader study on this issue to make the education system more effective towards the development.
Keywords: Rate of Return (ROR), Investment in Education, Out-of-school Education, Employment Market, Manpower Planning, Economic Return, Social ReturnRead more...
Created on Sunday, 10 November 2013 17:33
Now teachers’ voice is heard in the global forums to make this planet better giving better education to the students. In the 7th Asia- Pacific Teachers’ Conference held in Kuala Lumpur between September 18 and 20, 2013 the voice of teachers again echoed quality education. Sixty-three teacher associations from thirty-four counties gathered here. The principal objective of the conference was ‘Quality Public Education: Building Asia Pacific Social and Economic Future.’ We cannot afford to fail our children,” said Yuzuru Nakamura, Chairperson of the Education International Asia-Pacific Regional Committee, at the opening of the ceremony of the conference. ‘Children must be guaranteed a better future through quality public education, and by thinking globally and acting locally, he stressed. “A Harvard Professor once advised one of his students: If you want to do something difficult, go into teaching,” Extremely valuable comment indeed. Really, teachers can change the face of a nation through quality teaching. Teaching does not cover only several hours lecture or work in the classroom. It goes beyond the classroom. Educators must teach students to think, and “quality education for all means that everyone must be a free thinker.” “Quality education is not simply a public good. The vision of quality education is not only defined in terms of learning outcomes, but also in terms of the full development of the individuals and their contribution to society. “We believe that quality education is based on three pillars – quality teaching, quality teaching and learning tools, and quality teaching and learning environments, at all levels of education and in all communities,” she highlighted. “Our aim is to create awareness among governments, inter-governmental agencies, and society generally that quality education for all is a central part of any post-2015 development strategy.”Read more...
Created on Monday, 28 October 2013 19:04
KHANDAKER LUTFUL KHALED
National vision of education
Education is critical to human development, enlightenment and emancipation. It is a powerful vehicle for securing social justice. Education is a fundamental human right, the responsibility of the state and a core element of national development policy. Securing the right to education is key to enabling people to secure other basic rights. Article 17 of our national constitution mentions about free and compulsory education, it articulates that the “State shall adopt effective measures for the purpose of (a) establishing a uniform, mass-oriented and universal system of education and extending free and compulsory education to all children to such stage as may be determined by law and (b) relating education to the needs of society and producing properly trained and motivated citizens to serve those needs; removing illiteracy within such time as may be determined by law”. It basically resonates the article 26 (1), of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which states that “everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit”. A nation’s position and fundamental philosophy around education basically reflect through its education policy. In Bangladesh a long awaited education policy, which is believed to be inclusive, prop-poor and accepted by all, has been declared in 2010. This education policy envisages that transformation of societies, instilling democratic values in the mind of citizen and creating a better future for all can be realized through quality education for all. This was a huge step towards realizing the right to education of all.Read more...