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Many self-educated candidates contesting BCC elections

Staff Reporter, Barishal

A lot of ‘self-educated’ candidates are taking part in the Barishal City Corporation (BCC) election scheduled for July 30. Sources in the office of the returning officer said the Awami League (AL)-nominated mayor candidate declared himself to be self-educated. Besides, according to their declarations, out of 56 general ward councillor candidates, 10 declared themselves to be self-educated, one as being able to sign, and 45 of them of having studied up to Class-IV to Class VIII.

However, among the rest of the 58 general ward councillor candidates, 25 declared they had passed the SSC, 27 HSC, 3 were graduates, one had a master’s degree, one had a diploma, and one had madrasa (Dakhil) education.

Educational qualifications were even lower among the 38 candidates competing for the 10 ward councillor posts reserved for women.

This was evident from the fact that 26 of them declared their educational qualifications to be their ability to sign to studying up to the junior secondary level education, and the remaining 12 studied up to Class-X and the SSC  level.

Among the ten declared self-educated councillor candidates for the general seats and those reserved for women included Md. Mantu of Ward-5, Syed Akbor of Ward-7, Suranjit Dutta Litu of Ward-8, Liakat Hossain Khan Lovlu of Ward-15, Tanvir Hossain Rana of Ward-22, Zakir Hossain of Ward-24, Altaf Hossain Shikdar and Nurul Islam of Ward-27, Jyotsna Begum and Johra Begum of Wards 2 and 3 reserved for females.

Besides Kanon Begum, a candidate for Ward-2, declared her educational level went up to her ability to sign. Seven candidates for one mayor and 112 candidates for 30 general councillor and 37 candidates for 10 reserved female councillors’ seats have submitted their nomination papers with the ‘halafnama (self declaration) in the Barishal City Corporation (BCC) election

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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