"My father who is a guard in a city hospital fears that he would not be able to bear my academic expenses, be it at a public or private university."
KANYA KUMARI KONA
who has passed this year's HSC examinations from Dhaka Commerce College
at a reception organised for Dalit students who have passed this year's HSC exams.
“My parents did not even imagine that I would pass the HSC examinations. Now I am receiving an award for my results. I wish I could study business administration at a public university. This is my dream but I fear I would not be able to do it,” Kona said. The girl borrowed money to sit for the exam. ““Only God knows how I have come to this stage. My friends did not help me with notes, suggestions or even textbooks and I could not afford private tutor or coaching,” she said.
"We have no relation with the list. It is good if we have the list. That will make our task easy. If not available, we ourselves will prepare the list."
HASAN MASHHUD CHOWDHURY
"These people are our Al Capone, people you would never have imagined being taken to task."
Supreme Court lawyer
about politicians and bureaucrats who have been arrested for corruption.
"If not, everything that is going on now, the crackdown on corruption, the promise of effective government, goes down the drain."
NAZIM KAMRAN CHOWDHURY
a former lawmaker from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party
warning about any failure in the war on corruption.
"We will lead the mainstream BNP as we are the real followers of late president Zia."
ABDUL MANNAN BHUIYAN
expelled BNP secretary general.
"Universities as well as the Secretariat are now flooded with PhD holders as if an epidemic of PhD is sweeping through the country ."
lawyer and politician.
" The disaster that has befallen our education system is more harmful than the flood. The present disaster in education sector is like a tsunami impacting the entire nation adversely."
professor of Dhaka University.
"People will decide who are the mainstream BNP and who are outsiders...Politics cannot be pursued unlawfully, it requires people's support."
KHANDAKER DELWAR HOSSAIN
newly nominated BNP Secretary General.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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