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DBBL awards scholarships to 2518 students

In continuation of social cause program Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd (DBBL) has awarded scholarships to 2,518 students as the 8th phase who passed HSC or equivalent examination in 2013 studying at graduation level in different university or colleges of the country. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, MP was present as the chief guest at the function and handed over the Scholarship Awarding Letters to the recipients at a ceremony held at Shaheed Shohrawardi Indoor Stadium, Mirpur in the capital on Saturday while Gerben de Jong, the Ambassador of Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bangladesh was present as special guest. ...
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World’s 37pc adult illiterates in India

India has the largest population of illiterate adults, amounting to 287 million or 37 percent of the global total, local media reported on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Xinhua. indiaThe "EFA Global Monitoring Report, 2013-14: Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for All," commissioned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said 10 countries account for 557 million or 72 percent of the global population of illiterate adults, according to Indo-Asian News Service. "India'...

New open data tool to compare countries’ edn progress

The World Bank (WB) Group on Tuesday launched a new open data tool that provides in-depth, comparative, and easily accessible data on education policies around the world. The Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) web tool helps countries collect and analyze information on their education policies, benchmark themselves against other countries, and prioritize areas for reform, with the goal of ensuring that all children and youth go to school and learn. “Education is one of the most important drivers for ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. But guaranteeing a basic education means little unless schooling leads to learning for all children and youth,” said Elizabeth King, World Bank Group Acting ...

Children learning disaster preparedness in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is working to enhance children’s understanding of disaster preparedness with the introduction of 10 new supplementary books for teaching the subject, which has been part of the education curriculum in primary and secondary schools since 2004. “With these books, students will be taught about disaster… [preparedness] by rhymes and stories, so that they can understand the risks,” Shafikur Rahman, chairman of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), told IRIN. [caption id="attachment_2756" align="alignleft" width="300"]children

CUET IICT holds 1st Board meeting

Chittagong University of Engineering and Science (CUET) is going to be started a ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Information & Communication Technology’ course  which is approved in the first meeting of the board of governors in the Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT) on Thursday, said in a press release. Cuet IIctThe meeting was presided over by Prof. Md. Jahangir Alam, Vice-chancellor and president of the boards of governors while other members of the governing bodies were pre...

Glasgow nurse extends care to Bangladesh with prize-money donation

Christopher Sweeney, a Glasgow nurse has given away cash he'd been awarded for his top grades at Glasgow Caledonian University to help poor people in the Asian nation. The nurse has shown his caring credentials by treating the sick in Bangladesh and donating cash to fund medical staff there. Christopher Sweeney visited the country with a delegation of students from GlasgowCaledonianUniversity last year. Cristopher And he was touched by the humility of people needing health care that many Glasw...