Bangladesh teacher awarded imprisonment for Facebook status

Bangladesh for the first time has given a verdict on Wednesday to a university teacher for his status wishing death of prime minister Shiekh Hasina. The High Court sentenced Jahangirnagar University’s fugitive teacher Muhammad Ruhul Amin Khandaker to six months for contempt of court, after the accused failed to appear on court summons. The court [...]

Two Good Teachers

The untimely death of two scholars, Alex Fernandes-Jilberto and Peter Mair who played a pivotal role in my development as a political scientist once again underscores the importance of good education, of teachers with an aptness to inspire. Alex believed in my work, in my ability to become a good scholar. He encouraged me not [...]

Educationists in Tanzania say English is a medium of destruction in schools

Once again educationists in Tanzania have advised the Government to adopt Kiswahili as the medium of instruction in schools in order to improve the teaching-learning process. Speaking at the British Council during the Policy Forum Breakfast on Friday last week was Richard Mabala, himself a former teacher and assistant lecturer at the University of Dar [...]

Liberia: LACE abandons schools project in Jaytoken

What appears to be an unfortunate and unbearable condition considered anti-educational, is ongoing in a remote village in Southeastern Liberia, and that if nothing is done to urgently address such situation, hundreds of lass-privileged children may find it very difficult, if not impossible, in obtaining quality education. Students of the Jaytoken Elementary School in Tienpo [...]

Empower or Refund – India’s Elementary Education

A Calcutta Theater Group, Nandikar, is presently staging a drama named ‘Mulya Ferat’. This is a Bengali adaptation of the original play ‘Refund’ (1938) by Hungarian  author, playwright, poet, journalist, and translator Fritz Karinthy (also known for his Six Degrees of Separation concept). The main protagonist of the play, Janardan in the Bengali play (Wasserkopf [...]

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