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March 12, 2004

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Dear Mita,
I have just passed my HSC exams. I want to go abroad for my higher studies. There are some institutions which help students get admission and prepare relevant documents. But some of the institutions that advertise in newspapers are frauds. I have heard of students being cheated by these and I'm very worried about this. Where can I get help and proper guidance in going abroad?

Dear Worried,
Yes, there are fictitious institutions and you should be careful. However, depending on where you want to go, you should take help from the various foreign embassies and missions stationed in Bangladesh that offer such services. The British Council and the US Information Services are two such institutions that you can trust.

Dear Mita,
I'm a 1st year student of Rifles College in the science group. The course is vast and we have to attend classes from 9:45 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. Even these seven hours are not enough. We have to go to private tutors for four hours a day. We spend eleven hours on lessons and still have to study at home if we want to pass our exams. I can't understand what we're taught in school. Is the standard of education in our country so bad? How can we students overcome the difficulties and do well?

Dear SP,
You are absolutely right. There is too much pressure on students to go to private tutors which is expensive and time consuming. There is no doubt that schools and colleges are not teaching the way they should. You will have to depend on your intelligence and do the best you can. I am sorry but I cannot offer much advice but the best you can do is to complete your studies as fast as you can.



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