I am a student of BSc. Engineering in Leather Technology.
I am a chain smoker. I have tried to quit several times but
failed. I am unable to concentrate on my studies because of
this bad habit, the health hazards of which I am well aware.
But I know it is not possible for me to give it up. Please
You should get in touch with people who were chain smokers
like you. It is always helpful to join a support group where
people help each other to get out of bad habits. However,
the most important thing is willpower. If you are determined
to break the habit then you will succeed however difficult
it might seem.
I am a 4th year student of Occupational Therapy. This is a
very new subject in Bangladesh and most people don't know
about it. It takes five years under Dhaka University. No one
in our country has an Msc. or Ph.D. in it but I hope to get
these degrees. There are, however, no government posts for
the profession. My family can pay for my education until I
graduate but what should I do after that and how will I pursue
my higher studies?
I do not know much about the subject but it sounds interesting.
Perhaps you should get in touch with some organisations in
the private sector and find out what scope this has. Perhaps
you could convince some organisation to create such a post.
I am a student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology
(SUST). I went to school in a village and am not a very good
student but with a lot of hard work have achieved reasonably
good results throughout my academic life. After admission
into SUST, however, I have become very frustrated. I used
to think that professors were not only good scholars but good
and upright members of society. Now I see that they are involved
in politics; they favour students with similar political ideologies
to the point of appointing them as assistant teachers at the
university. What will become of those who are not involved
in politics? All my hard work is beginning to seem meaningless.
I know all this is very frustrating but you must continue
to work hard no matter what. We have to continue to believe
that hard work ultimately pays off. What you say is true,
everything in our country has become politicised and our young
people are suffering. You will have to use all your determination
and get good grades in your exams. Nowadays, there is also
scope to get jobs in private universities and perhaps you
will qualify for that.
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