Bangladesh University of Health Sciences arranged the orientation programme for freshmen students of the Spring 2020 session on Monday.
The event was held at the university’s Ibrahim auditorium in the city.
Senior Journalist Mainul Alam, and Monipur High School and College Principal Md Forhad Hossain and Prof AK Azad Khan, president, Bangladesh Diabetic Association were present as special guests with BUHS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Faridul Alam in the chair.
Altogether 300 students of the honors and masters courses from four faculties attended the orientation programme.
This year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will now begin on February 3 instead of February 1.
Mohammad Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the Education Ministry, told UNB on Saturday that the examinations have been rescheduled.
The new schedule of the examinations will be published on Sunday, said ministry sources.
The Education Ministry took the decision on Saturday to facilitate the deferment of the polls to the two Dhaka city corporations billed from January 30 to February 1.
On December 22 last, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the election schedule for the polls to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) fixing January 30 as the voting date which coincides with Saraswati Puja, one of the major religious festivals of the Hindu community.
Amid widespread criticisms and movement by a group of Dhaka University students, the commission on Sunday rescheduled the polls for February 1.
Over 20 lakh students are expected to take part in the SSC and equivalent examinations. Among the candidates, 1,024,363 are boys and 1,023,416 girls.
Of them, 1,635,240 candidates will sit for SSC under nine general education boards, 281,254 for Dakhil exams under Madrasa Education Board, and 131,285 for vocational exam under Bangladesh Technical Education Board this year.
Besides, 342 students will take part in the examination from abroad, the minister said.
Practical examinations for general board will be held from February 23 to February 29.
Monno International School & College here on Wednesday celebrated the 91st birth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.
Students of Class VII, VIII, IX and X performed a show on the life of the American civil rights movement leader where they depicted his achievements, remarkable speech and the story of the his assassination.
While presenting various visions of Martin Luther King, students performed the key anthem of the Civil Rights Movement - ‘We Shall Overcome’.
Vice Principal Mohammad Aminur Rahman inaugurated the programme which was facilitated by Md Mahady Hasan and the Assistant Prof Md Golam Noor.
Principal Syeda Nasrin Akhter in her concluding speech said: “We remember Martin Luther King Jr, and we appreciate his sacrificing life for a dream he believed in.”
A man like him never dies, the principal added.
Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr played a leading role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s and eventually became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure.
He received the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of thirty-five. Martin Luther King Jr fought for the rights of his people until his assassination on April 4, 1968.