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A Healthy Dorm Life

It is not a surprise that many public universities often fail to provide students proper residential facilities. As a student of Jagannath University, I regret that my university does not provide students with several such facilities. The government does very little to intervene. About 21,000 students lead miserable life. Due to poor mismanagement in dorms, students often move out and opt for living in student-mess. Students cannot do anything about the situation, and living in student-mess can be costly for many students. The rent can be high. Students have to do extra work to live in mess, where they face many other problems, which can greatly hamper studies. I hope there are some necessary steps taken by residential authorities of universities to solve this problem, because if students do not have a healthy dorm life, then that can have many negative psychological effects among students.

S M Imran
Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Jagannath University, Dhaka.

Believe In Yourself

Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo

As students, we feel frustrated and insecure very easily. If we fail in our exams, we tend to give up. But it is important to understand that disappointment only activates your mind to concentrate on things more. Never be frustrated about what you did not achieve at the first try! You have plenty of time. Try to do things carefully. This is the time when we explore our lives. By making mistakes, we truly understand what life is all about. When you lose in something, you get to know your mistakes and you try not to repeat them. Let's believe in ourselves and let's take out valuable lessons from the mistakes we make, because there are always second chances!

Tanzia Tasnim Usha
Maple Leaf International School, Dhaka.

Interactive Education

Source: Internet

It is wonderful that One Degree Initiative took the measures to translate the Khan Academy videos into Bangla. The Khan Academy videos are really fun, interactive and innovative. Now that the videos can be found in Bangla, they can be shown in schools in the city and different rural areas, given that the schools have required facilities. Education should no longer be restricted to the classroom walls, and moreover these videos are easily accessible to anyone and everyone. Students, if given a little bit of training on how to access internet and use new media, can make great use of technology and information available online!

Saeed Hasan
Green University, Dhaka.

A Big “NO” To Hindi Serials

I remember not being allowed to watch several shows by my parents when I was a kid. I feel it is our, the youth's responsibility now to stop them from watching Hindi serials at home. Hindi serials are ridiculous- there is no doubt about that. What is worse is that when our younger siblings waste their time behind these shows as well, and get a completely wrong notion about life and people. We cannot stop the broadcasting of these shows, which are overly melodramatic, elitist and sexist, but we can definitely discourage the younger members of the family to watch these shows, so that they do not turn into people who go to sleep with the make-up on.

Sarah Yasmeen
University of Dhaka,

Frustrated After Higher Education

It is very difficult to come by a job according to expectation and qualification. A student, who completes graduation, is not sure whether he or she will get a proper job or not. Most students of universities suffer from frustration due to lack of job in the job market. The number of private institutions is increasing day by day, but the standard of education is not going up proportionally. Not only has the price of education increased, but also the number of disappointed graduates. Government should be aware of the standard of both public and private institutions. Government must also ensure employment of the graduates of public, state-run, national and private universities. Lobbying is also a normative in our society. When meritorious students are not fairly evaluated in job sectors or working field and not given the jobs they deserve, they end up being frustrated too. This can have severe long term consequences for the country, and can hinder the intellectual progress of the nation.

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi.

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