The Primary and Ebtedayee Terminal Examinations-2018 will begin across the country on November 18. The examinations will end on November 26. The decisions were taken at a meeting of the 'National Steering Committee on Primary and Ebtedayee Terminal Examinations 2018' held at the ministry, Public Relations Officer (PRO) Rabindranath Roy said on Wednesday. PEC examination system was introduced in 2009 while Ebtedayee examination system in 2010 with a view to ensure quality education. As many as 30,96,065 students sat for PEC and Ebtedayee examinations last year.
Information and Technology Minister Junaid Ahmed Palak said, giving students the opportunity to use the Wi-Fi. All students will be given the benefit of the country. Saturday morning, the official College of Natore enaena free Wi-Fi connection, he told the inaugural ceremony. Junaid Ahmed Palak, the government has emphasized the importance of technology in education. It is important for students to access the Internet. Continuation of free Wi-Fi connection has been enaena College. We prayuktiseba supplier of Wi-Fi with support for 10 students of the college will be able to use the Internet. NS Government College Prof MH Malik in the chair spoke DC Shahina Khatun, deputy chairman sajedura Rahman Khan, Deputy nurakutuba-ul-Alam, the president of the college unit BCL SM Rajib martyrdom.
The results of this year’s Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee examinations have been published today. Primary and Mass Education Minister Mustafizur Rahman Fizar published the results at a press briefing on Thursday noon. The passing rate for this year`s PEC exams stands at 98.51 percent while 95.85 percent for the Ebtedayee exams. A total of 2,35,059 students got GPA-5 in this year’s examinations. The students can get the results through text messages. A primary student will have to type ‘DPEUpazila coderoll number2016’ and send the message to 16222 to get the result in a return SMS. Ebtedayee students will have to type ‘EBT’ in place of ‘DPE’. The codes are available on the DPE website, and at the schools and local education department offices. Students will also be able to avail their results at and websites. The PEC and its madrasa equivalent Ebtedayee exams began on November 20 and ended on November 27 across the country with the participation of over 29 lakh students.
They say that the government had to 'climb down' after their agitation. Students of several private universities occupied streets at different parts of Dhaka on Monday—as they had done on Thursday and Sunday—to press their demand for removal of the 7.5 percent VAT imposed in the current budget. Around 12pm, several media outlets reported that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during the regular Cabinet meeting, has instructed to withdraw the VAT. As the news spread, demonstrating students at the capital’s Rampura, Uttara and Gulshan removed the blockade on streets and returned to their campus in a festive mood. “We have proved that students of private universities can also deliver. The government had to bow to the students demands,” UITS student ‘Rifaat’ told. “The year 2015 marks the victory of private university students. Our movement proved that VAT on education is unacceptable,” said UITS student ‘Asif’. Demonstrators’ platform, Bangladesh Private University Students’ Welfare Foundation thanked the prime minister. “We thank the prime minister. The students were confused over the VAT which has ended now,” said its President Md Asaduzzaman Rono. But any official announcement over withdrawing the VAT is yet to come. According to sources, if a decision is taken, then it will be announced at an NBR press conference, scheduled to observe the Income Tax Day, later on Monday. The government imposed a 7.5 percent VAT on tuition fees of private universities, and medical and engineering colleges in the budget for 2015-16 fiscal. Students took to the streets opposing the decision because they fear this would add to their financial burden. Protests on Thursday and Sunday blocking major roads, effectively crippled Dhaka traffic. The government clarified on Thursday that the universities would have to pay the VAT as it was already included in the tuitions fees they charge from their students. It said the VAT amount should not be separately realised from the students. But the clarification failed to satisfy the students and they continued to agitate.
“The figure is based on a survey conducted by the Bureau of Statistics in 2013,” he told a media briefing on Sunday ahead of the International Literacy Day on Sep 8. The minister had told the press at a similar briefing ahead of the International Literacy Day last year that the literacy rate had reached 65 percent. According to the 5th Population and Housing Census 2011, Bangladesh's population stood at 152 million plus. According to it, the literacy rate in 2010 was 59.82 percent. Since then, conflicting literacy figures have been in circulation. Ministers and government officials touted different figures in each year after 2010. In 2013, the then primary and mass education minister Afsarul Amin claimed the rate had climbed to 71 percent, but the very next year, his successor Mustafizur Rahman said it was no more than 65 percent. Rahman told the media on Sunday that literacy among the population up to the age of five was 54.19 percent, while it was 59.82 percent for those over 15 and 52.75 percent among those over 25.
Inter-Board Coordination Subcommittee exam controller Srikanta Kumar Chanda gave the figure on Monday. Students of eight education boards along with madrasa and technical boards had applied for the review of the results from Aug 10 to 16, he said. Reassessed results would be published on Sep 8, Chanda added. A total of 1,061,614 students under 10 boards, including madrasa and technical boards, took the exams this year, held between Apr 1 and Jun 22. Out of them, 7,38,872 had passed, dropping this year’s success rate to 69.60 percent from last year's 78.33 percent. Even the number of GPA-5 scorers also came down to 42,894 this year from 70,602 in 2014. Not satisfied with the results, the students had applied for the re-evaluation by depositing Tk 150 for each answer script. Chanda said under Dhaka education board, applications for the review of 110,809 answer scripts were submitted. During the review, calculation is done to see whether the total marks given to the student are correctly summed up, according to education board officials. It is also rechecked to see whether the evaluator has missed out in giving marks against any answer.
The new decision implies the ministry has backtracked from its previous order on the issue. On Mar 1, the ministry had said educational institutions must arrange proper test exams, but students with 70 percent attendance must be allowed to appear in public exams even if they failed to clear the tests. The directive in March, signed by Education Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan, caused adverse reaction among students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders, said the latest order by signed Assistant Secretary Asim Kumar Karmakar. “It’s not desirable at all that students, who fail to clear tests held by school, colleges and madrasas, will be allowed to sit public exams,” reads Sunday’s order. It said participation of ‘unqualified’ students in public exams would leave an ‘adverse affect’ on regular students. If students, who fail to clear tests and have 70 percent attendance, are allowed to take public exams, it would leave a ‘negative impact’ on the results of the exams, said the latest order by the ministry. It, however, said institutions could allow a student to take the exams if he or she cannot clear the tests for reasons like illness, natural calamity and accidents considering academic records. A power struggle between the minister and secretary became apparent after the complexities arose over admission in colleges. Minister Nahid had then issued a directive saying ministry officials cannot issue any order without his nod.
A total of 1,073,884 students took the exams this year held between Apr 1 and Jun 22. An education ministry official told a proposal to announce the results on either Aug 8 or 9 to meet the 60-day publication deadline had been sent to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for approval. The PMO approved latter date. The education minister, along with chairmen of all education boards, will place before Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina copies of the results that day. Later in the day, the minister will officially announce the results at a media briefing, making them accessible to students.
The High Court has come out in favour of Dhaka University’s decision to not allow students to sit for admission tests more than once. Print Friendly and PDF 0 0 0 Justices Farah Mahbub and Md Ejarul Haque Akondo rejected a previous rule on the matter in their order on Wednesday. Those who want to enter the country’s premier university will get one chance at admission, its lawyer AFM Mesbah told. More to follow.
Education Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan announced the publication around 12:30am on Monday at a press briefing at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. “A total of 10,93,374 students have been nominated for admission on the first merit list,” he said. The list is available on the official website - As many as 1.15 million students, who passed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations in 2015, are waiting for the list to get accepted by the college of their choice. Because of the delayed results, the Subcommittee President Professor Abu Bakar Siddique had earlier said, “The students will have the chance to get admission to colleges without any fee for delay from June 29 to July 1.” But the classes will start on July 1 as per the previous schedule, he added.
The time for admission would also be extended by a day, subcommittee chief Dhaka education board Chairman Abu Bakkar Siddik told on Sunday morning. He said a problem with the computer programme processing the list had been solved. “There are some other problems, too.I hope it would be possible to publish the list today (Sunday),” he said. As many as 1.15 million students, who passed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations in 2015, are waiting for the list to get admission to the college of their choice. The Dhaka board chairman said 3.3 million students in all have applied for admission, as those who passed in 2013 and 2014 have also been given the chance to apply. “Besides the large number, the students had the scope to state their preferred colleges. There was a problem with the programme in coordinating the huge data,” Siddik said. The list announcement on the website had been first scheduled for 11:30pm on Thursday. A second merit list is scheduled to be published on July 2. But Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), entrusted with the preparation and publication of the list, had encountered computer programme glitches leading to the delay. Many aspirants tried overnight several times but could not get the results on the website on Thursday. A notice was posted on it on Friday morning, saying the list would be published at 11:30pm on that day. But that deadline, too, was missed. Around 12:30am on Saturday, college inspector Ashfaqus Salehin told  the list would be on the website at 8am, but failed for the second time. Salehin on Saturday noon said he hoped the list would be published on Sunday . BUET computer science department teacher M Kaykobad began to work on a solution on Saturday morning. Siddik said the time for admission would be extended by a day because of the delayed results. “In that case, the students will get admission to colleges without any fee for delay from June 29 to July 1,” he said. Classes will start on July 2, he said. They will get into full stride after the Eid-ul-Fitr, Siddik added. Students were given the chance to apply for admissions from June 6-21. Those who missed it will be allowed to apply from July 9-11. Dhaka Board in a statement said students in the first merit list would get admission to colleges between June 27 and 30, without having to pay any late fee. During the last few years, college admissions have been based on SSC results.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and chairpersons of the education boards handed over the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban at 10am on Saturday. This year, 111,901 examinees secured GPA-5. Of the nearly 1.5 million students, 1,282,618 have passed. The success rate has dropped 4.3 percentage points this year from 91.34 percent last year. According to Nahid, 5,095 schools have managed 100 percent success rate. In the eight general education boards, the average rate of success has been 86.72 percent. The rate is 90.2 percent in madrasah board and 83.01 percent in vocational board. The education minister revealed detailed trends of the results at a media conference at the Secretariat at 1pm. The results will be available for the students from 2pm. The exams were scheduled to begin on Feb 1, but were deferred to Feb 6 after the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami alliance announced an indefinite transport blockade. All the exams were deferred and taken on weekly holidays – Fridays and Saturdays. The written exams, scheduled to end on Mar 10, ended on Apr 3. Of the total 1,479,266 SSC examinees, 699,525 were female. The students will be able to access the results through mobile phones as well. A student will have to type SSCfirst three letters of education board’s nameroll No.2015 and SMS to 16222 to get the result in a reply SMS. The results will also be available on the websites of the education boards.