Manzoor Ahmed | The Daily Star
  • Manzoor Ahmed

  • Not a fool's errand

    There is an expectation that school is the setting where young people can learn and practice ethics and values. The reality is that society sets the boundaries of what schools can do. Does society make teaching values and morality through school a fool's errand?
  • Salvaging our higher education

    An Economist Intelligence Unit and British Council survey in 2014 reported that Bangladesh had the lowest employability among university graduates in South Asia—nearly half (47) of graduates out of a hundred were unemployed compared to 30 out of 100 in India and Pakistan. There are methodology issues about the calculation. Even then, they indicate a serious problem.
  • Education Goal 2030 - What will it take to reach it?

    Children who are in grade one today will be in grade twelve, the final year of high school, in 2030. The Sustainable Development Goal number 4 (SDG4 out of 17 global SDGs) is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all by 2030. Where do we stand in reaching the education goals to which Bangladesh is committed?
  • HSC Exam question Paper leak in 2018

    Plugging question leaks: A technical solution

    A spate of question leaks in public examinations has left the education authorities deeply embarrassed and, it appears, at a loss about what they can do.
  • Questions not asked

    The two-day Bangladesh Development Forum hosted by the Economic Relations Division on January 17-18 was an occasion to