Manzoor Ahmed

Dr Manzoor Ahmed is professor emeritus at Brac University, chair of Bangladesh ECD Network (BEN), adviser to CAMPE Council, and associate editor at the International Journal of Educational Development.

Education budget: A futile debate achieving little

The new budget can be described as a “crisis response”

1w ago

We need a universal school education programme

Two observations are pertinent here. Primary education up to class VIII as a compulsory and universal stage of education is a 50-year-old idea broached first in 1974 Qudrat-e-Khuda Commission report and reiterated in Education Policy 2010.

3w ago

Why student evaluation in the new curriculum is most challenging

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has proposed a new evaluation method for secondary and higher secondary students that will require students to sit for five hours of testing for each subject: four hours of “practical” group work and an hour of “theoretical” written test. Three s

1m ago

How much you can pay decides what education your child gets

After three decades since the primary education pledge was made, the cost of a child’s education remains a heavy burden for some 80 lakh households.

2m ago

How do we deal with Covid-induced school dropout?

The new Education Watch study provides new insights on how to recover the education sector from the pandemic's impact.

2m ago

Are schools up to the task?

What can schools and the education system do to help the next generation grow up with a moral compass?

3m ago

Transforming education: Five tasks

Which five tasks should be on top of the list of someone appointed as the education tsar of Bangladesh? The question was posed by Dr. Binayak Sen, Director General of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies in a public discussion about this writer’s recent book  Ekush Shotoke Bangladesh -- Shikkhar Rupantor (Bangladesh in the 21st Century – Transformation of Education, published by Prothoma).

3m ago

Textbooks, curriculum and the politics of education

The new round of curricular reform and textbook re-writing has given rise to a spate of debate, pointing to different kinds of problems with the new initiative.

4m ago
June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024

Education budget: A futile debate achieving little

The new budget can be described as a “crisis response”

May 26, 2024
May 26, 2024

We need a universal school education programme

Two observations are pertinent here. Primary education up to class VIII as a compulsory and universal stage of education is a 50-year-old idea broached first in 1974 Qudrat-e-Khuda Commission report and reiterated in Education Policy 2010.

May 8, 2024
May 8, 2024

Why student evaluation in the new curriculum is most challenging

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has proposed a new evaluation method for secondary and higher secondary students that will require students to sit for five hours of testing for each subject: four hours of “practical” group work and an hour of “theoretical” written test. Three s

April 17, 2024
April 17, 2024

How much you can pay decides what education your child gets

After three decades since the primary education pledge was made, the cost of a child’s education remains a heavy burden for some 80 lakh households.

March 31, 2024
March 31, 2024

How do we deal with Covid-induced school dropout?

The new Education Watch study provides new insights on how to recover the education sector from the pandemic's impact.

March 17, 2024
March 17, 2024

Are schools up to the task?

What can schools and the education system do to help the next generation grow up with a moral compass?

February 28, 2024
February 28, 2024

Transforming education: Five tasks

Which five tasks should be on top of the list of someone appointed as the education tsar of Bangladesh? The question was posed by Dr. Binayak Sen, Director General of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies in a public discussion about this writer’s recent book  Ekush Shotoke Bangladesh -- Shikkhar Rupantor (Bangladesh in the 21st Century – Transformation of Education, published by Prothoma).

February 6, 2024
February 6, 2024

Textbooks, curriculum and the politics of education

The new round of curricular reform and textbook re-writing has given rise to a spate of debate, pointing to different kinds of problems with the new initiative.

January 14, 2024
January 14, 2024

Education needs resolute leadership of new ministers

The education that a child can acquire is currently a matter of how much his/her family can pay.

January 1, 2024
January 1, 2024

Could 2024 mark the end of crony economy and captive politics?

Politics has been captured by the nexus of an oligopoly of business interests and the willingly colluding political class.

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