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A cautionary tale to be had from Swedish school reforms

Since the general election in September, Sweden has found itself in a political deadlock awaiting the formation of a government. One of the issues dividing the two main parliamentary blocs is whether there should be a cap on profit margins for publicly funded private schools. A government proposal to introduce such regulation was stopped by the Parliament in June. Read More »

Int’l Day of Persons with Disabilities observed at RU

Rajshahi. Dec 3 – To extend support and provide adequate facilities to people with disabilities, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and National Disabled Day 2018 was observed with the slogans “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equalities” at Rajshahi University (RU) on Monday. Read More »

Students gherao RU administrative building

Rajshahi, Dec 1 – Demanding the merger of Applied Physics and Electronic Engineering (APEE) and Electronic and Electric Engineering (EEE) into one department, the student of the APEE department of Rajshahi University (RU) have gheraoed the university administrative building on Sunday. Read More »

RU Consumer Youths from new executive committee

Rajshahi, Nov 28 – Securing the slogan ‘Be aware for a better life’ the Consumer Youth-Rajshahi University (CY-RU) formed a new 33-member executive committee for the first time at RU campus on Tuesday evening. The inauguration ceremony was held around 5.30pm at the university central cafeteria of the university. Read More »

Stopping menstrual management history from repeating itself

When Deputy Principal Rose was a student, there was a week every month that she dreaded: the period every twenty-eight days or so when she had her period. A keen student with an innate love of learning, she loathed this forced truancy.Without menstrual management support, Rose could see no other option but to wait out her period at home. Read More »

Educating children starts with parents

Neha is a first-generation learner. Her mother, Hema, a maid, wants her only daughter to grow up to become a government servant. This, according to her, will give her family security, stable water and electricity connections, and also an attached toilet, apart from a better living environment. Read More »

Young political leaders 11th batch graduate from DI program

Dhaka. Nov 6 – Twenty-three young political leaders affiliated with Bangladesh Awami League, Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jatiyo Party across the country graduated today (6th November 2018) from the `Young Political Leaders Fellowship Program.’ Democracy International (DI) awarded the young political leaders with a graduation certificate during the ceremony held at the Blossom Hotel in Dhaka. Read More »