College admission likely to begin in mid-June

May 26, 2010

The admission process in colleges will begin in mid-June and classes on July 1.
A meeting of the education ministry with the heads of public and private colleges in the city reached this preliminary decision yesterday, meeting sources said.
The ministry’s college section convened the meeting at the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) to find a way out of seat crisis in the reputed colleges.
The meeting proposed reintroducing higher secondary education at Eden Women’s University College and Titumir Govt College, said the sources. Earlier, both the colleges provided higher secondary education to students.
Principals of both the colleges, however, said they can reintroduce higher secondary education if they are provided with adequate infrastructure and enough teachers.
Ministry officials urged all the principals to increase the number of seats in their colleges to tackle the pressure of highest point scorers on the reputed colleges, the sources said.
The meeting also preliminarily decided to distribute mark sheets and certificates among the students who have passed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations from June 3.
“All the decisions will be finalised on May 30,” said a top official preferring anonymity.
Prof Noman-ur-Rashid, director general of DSHE, told reporters that they have discussed the steps to increase the number of seats in the reputed colleges and introduce double shifts in some colleges to tackle the huge number of students waiting to enroll.
This year, a total of 62,134 students got GPA-5 (grade point average) in the SSC examinations under eight general education boards. Over three lakh students scored in between GPA 4 and 5.
Joint Secretary (College) Mafidul Islam, chairmen of Dhaka, Technical and Madrasa Education Boards, and principals of Rajuk Uttara Model School, Dhaka College, Notre Dame College, City College, Holy Cross College and Viqarunnisa Noon School and College were present at the meeting.

Courtesy of The Daily Star

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