COVID-19: ‘Optimistic’ Boris Johnson hints at how lockdown in England will be eased

LT24:;SKY::BBC:: Boris Johnson has said he is “optimistic” ahead of the launch of his “roadmap” for easing England’s lockdown and hinted at which industries will reopen first. The prime minister said his plan, which will be unveiled on 22 February, will prioritise the reopening of schools from 8 March. Non-essential retail will follow, then hospitality […]

UK universities keen on investing in Bangladesh, Dickson tells DCCI president

LT24::Dhaka::Appreciating Bangladesh’s economic progress, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson has emphasised attaining more competitive and strengthening the business-friendly environment for attracting more foreign investment. He has also underlined the need for quality education and skill development for the Bangladesh youths, to meet the needs of the industries. The high commissioner highlighted the […]

COVID-19: Boris Johnson doesn’t rule out extending school summer term to help pupils catch up

Greg Heffer::Sky news::   Boris Johnson has not ruled out a shake-up of the school calendar as part of a “flat out” bid to help pupils catch up from missed classroom time. The prime minister on Monday said the government’s “single biggest priority” now was to overcome the loss of learning suffered by children during […]

No enrolment crisis of higher education this year, says UGC

LT24::The country’s higher educational institutions will face no crisis in enrolling almost all students who have passed the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations this year, said University Grants Commission (UGC). About 1.32 million students can enrol themselves at various higher educational institutions for honors and equivalent courses, UGC mentioned in a statement on […]

Focus on quality research: PM

Dhaka University, Dhaka::Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Dhaka University has to come up with innovative quality research to improve the quality of education. “Research is a must. Bangladesh is now self-reliant in food. We’re now advancing in every sector [and] it’s the result of quality research,” she said, putting emphasis on conducting more […]

UK Universities offering GREAT scholarship for Bangladeshi students

LT24::GREAT scholarship jointly offered by the UK and British Council has started accepting applications from Bangladeshi students for the 2021-22 academic year. The programme is offering 11 scholarships from different UK universities, across a variety of subjects for students from Bangladesh, according to the website of Study UK. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of £10,000 […]

IU gets new transport administrator

IU Correspondent: Professor Dr Anwar Hossain of Islamic History and Culture Department has been appointed as the new transport administrator of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia. IU vice-chancellor Professor Dr Shaikh Abdus Salam appointed him to the post for the next one year, IU registrar office sources said on Thursday. Professor Anwar was appointed to […]

37 IU students selected for science, technology fellowship

Md Shahedul Islam::IU Correspondent: A total of 37 students from different departments of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia have been selected for Science and Technology fellowship for research under the ministry of Science and Technology, IU academic section confirmed the matter on Monday. Khan M Reza-Un-Nabi, deputy secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, […]

Primary schools: Send children to school on Monday, says PM

LT24::BBC Report::Parents should send children to primary school on Monday if they are open, the prime minister has said, responding to concerns over rising Covid-19 cases. Boris Johnson said there was “no doubt in my mind that schools are safe” but did not rule out further closures. Several councils have written to the education secretary […]

All London primary schools to remain closed for start of term in government U-turn

Philip Whiteside::Sky news::All London primary schools will now be closed at the start of term for most pupils. It comes two days after the government said only those in 22 of London’s 32 boroughs would be affected by closures amid surging COVID-19 rates in the capital. Earlier, the leaders of eight London boroughs called on […]

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