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Concept of Education Banking

 

By A. R. Farrukh Ahamed

Education is universally recognized as a right, not a privilege. Unfortunately, this right is often interrupted due to fund unavailability of the education providers and the learners too. The Right to Education is guaranteed by many legal tools of the global bodies as well as by the constitutions and laws of the state parties. But in many developing and least developed countries like Bangladesh, this right cannot be fully implemented as there has been a shortage of investment in education. Though ‘investment in education’ is considered the most effective and trustworthy investment by all the stakeholders, but fund is still not ensured by the pa...

‘My appointment was met with opposition’: Rubana

By Joe Wallen, Dhaka

One of Bangladesh’s foremost female business leaders has vowed to transform job opportunities for women. Rubana Huq – managing director of one of the country’s largest conglomerates – became the first female president of Bangladesh’s national garment workers’ association earlier this month.

Despite fierce resistance to her appointment from men in the industry, the pioneering 55-year-old has revealed ambitious plans to tackle female empowerment in the workplace.

There are about 4,400 garment factories in Bangladesh, producing clothes for British high street retailers...

Looking beyond the good economic news in Bangladesh

By Ali Riaz

Bangladesh’s economy will continue its high growth into 2020 according to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank. This comforts the government, serving as a morale booster for the ruling Awami League (AL). AL is being criticised for their part in the questionable December 2018 election, widely described by global commentators as ‘farcical’.

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Teacher sentenced to death for corporal punishment

Sir Frank Peters

A schoolteacher in Tanzania has been sentenced to death for causing the death of a school pupil through “malicious and zealous” use of corporal punishment. High Court Judge Lameck Mlacha convicted Respicius Patrick Mutazangira (51), a teacher at Kibeta Primary School in Bukobal, Tanzania, of murdering the Sperius Eradius (14), and sentenced him to death by hanging. Sperius was beaten with firewood for three hours and stabbed with a compass, in an attempt to get him to confess to stealing a colleague's handbag. He died from 'neurogenic shock', which is typically caused by traumatic brain or spine injuries, the court heard. The case has sparked outrage and reignited the debate on corporal punishment ...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will take center stage at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting next week in Davos, Switzerland. The concept, a theme of Davos this year, refers to how a combination of technologies are changing the way we live, work and interact. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the Geneva-based WEF, published a book in 2016 titled "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" and coined the term at the Davos meeting that year. Victoria BeckhamSchwab argued a technologic...

Action against Snakebite

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

As global momentum to tackle snakebite envenoming grows, immediate action across the WHO South-East Asia Region is both possible and necessary

Snakebite is a serious cause of disability and death in mostly poor, rural and hard-to-reach communities worldwide.Though just 250 of 3000-odd species of snakes are medically important, their impact can be devastating:Across the globe, snakebite envenoming is reported to cause the death of up to 138 000 people annually, while up to three times that number are estimated to suffer amputation, physical or psychological disability. The need to take action is clear, and core to the principle of leaving no one behind. ...