Dhaka, private tuition has been loved by private tutors
and parents of school- and college-going students
alike. Particularly for the university students, who
can earn their education expenses, even in some cases
help their parents, from tuition. But like any other
sector, private tuition is also not without some malpractice.
Some tuition seekers introduce themselves as students
of DU and BUET though they are really not. I don't
want to blame them -- they are victims of circumstance
-- but as a result, the real students of DU or BUET
are losing out in the process as the fake DU tutors
are naturally much less qualified and thus causing
bad names for the DU or BUET students.
Md. Aminul Islam
Department of English
corrupt postal service
so much technological advancement, many of both rural
and urban Bangladeshis still depend on the postal
system for communication as the telephone and other
forms of communication are expensive as well as difficult
in getting the details through. But it is a pity that
our postal system is in such dire condition. Tickets
pasted on letters going abroad are often taken off
and letters are lost midway, never reaching their
destination nor being sent back to the sender as undelivered.
Such corruption that may cause problems for both sender
and receiver due to the lack of communication is a
shame for the nation. The ticket system should just
be done away with and only the stamp system applied.
I hope the authorities will take this matter into
labour: A realistic view
am a student of Dhaka University, the highest seat
of learning in the country where brilliant students
from across the nation come to get their education.
We are taught many things, including the rights and
privileges of different classes and castes. The issue
of child labour is nothing new, but despite the UN
Universal Human Rights Declaration which strictly
forbids child labour and various seminars and symposiums
on child rights, the guaranteed rights are not being
upheld. I have been a witness to the grim picture
of child labour at DU itself where young boys who
hardly seem able to lift a bowl of rice or glass of
water are forced to work in hall canteens and messes.
This is a gross violation of their rights and I certainly
hope that the concerned authorities will take steps
to counter the situation so prevalent all over our
M. S. Ali Saikat
Sir AF Rahman Hall
'Matir Moina' at Balaka only?
nice to see 'Matir Moina' being shown at last. But
I am wondering why it is on only at Balaka cinema
hall. I am sure a lot of people will love to watch
this film, the first ever Bangladeshi film to be screened
at the Oscars. Had the film been on at some other
movie theatres (like Modhumita, Obhisar etc) no doubt
many people would have gone to watch it. The director
and producer of the film should think of arranging
the film to be shown at other theatres as well.