Congratulations to the Star Campus team for their successful completion of sixth year of publication. Star Campus is truly an inspiration for us, the youth. What makes the weekly most interesting is the wide participation of youth in it. It is the only weekly magazine that highlights the events of the universities and brings in a taste of life on campus. The silly tales section always cheers up my Sunday mornings. The Star Campus is simple, yet so informative. I would like to thank the entire crew for such a commendable weekly and wish they carry on like this for many more years to come.
Afnan Bin Ashraf
Creating a better Bangladesh
One of the major problems in Dhaka city is the outrageous traffic jam on streets. People have to go through the agonies of traffic jams almost every day and they can rarely make it to their destinations on time. Even ambulances carrying seriously ill patients get stuck for hours. The main cause behind this problem is the lack of planning and inefficient traffic controlling systems in cities. The lack of proper training for the bus and truck drivers also causes traffic congestion and even serious accidents from time to time. However, if everyone abides by the traffic rules, these problems can easily be avoided. If I being a teenager can realise my duties towards the society, why can't the adults do their bit? Honestly speaking, I am not very hopeful about our politicians, but we the youth should raise our voices against different malpractices apparent in our society. Only then can we get a corruption and traffic jam free Bangladesh.
Tasmiah B. Shahriar
British School of Law, Dhaka
I am writing this letter to express my concern about an advertisement of Kool Deodorant Spray which is being published on pages 16 and 17 of Star Campus Magazine for the last few months. Since Star Campus is supposed to be a magazine for the students, I believe the content of the aforementioned advertisement is inappropriate for the youngsters. Perhaps the advertisements in a magazine are necessary for earning revenues, but in my opinion this particular advertisement is not suitable to be published in a youth magazine.
The evil of politicisation
Politicisation in every level of public sector has become a major problem in Bangladesh. One of the worst victims of this problem is our public universities. After the end of the autocratic military rule in the 1990s, the university administration has been heavily burdened by politically recruited staff members. The malpractice of appointing teachers through political consideration is creating an intellectual vaccum in our education sector. Teachers are now more interested to get involved in politics to get hold of high positions in university administration rather than taking classes. The evil of political appointments has also been apparent through the recent turmoil in BUET and Jahangirnagar University. I think, to save our public universities, there should be a consensus between our ruling and opposition parties and the evil practice of political recruitments in universities should also be stopped.
Department of International Relations,
University of Chittagong,
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