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Concept of Education Banking

Edu 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

Ruban

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

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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

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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

Victoria Beckham
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...

Do not teach violence to children

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'While we can never eradicate violence in society totally, we can erase

corporal punishment. It doesn’t help to have the fundamentals of violence

taught in our schools to impressionable minds by ‘teachers’

paid from the nation’s coffers'

'If there were a Corporal Punishment Victims Club, there would be no shortage of members, including those mentally or physically damaged for life'

By Sir Frank Peters It’s amazing how un-hinged society can become if you don’t pay attention to the smaller details and address them appropriately. Take for example violence in society. The majo...