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Pasteurised milk unsafe!

I am so worried to learn that pasteurised milk is not safe anymore. I got to know about this from a report on The Daily Star. In a recent study, 72 percent milk samples collected by scientists were found to be contaminated with coliform and 57 percent were contaminated with faecal coliform bacteria. And 11 percent of samples had high levels of E. coli. The level of bacteria found was beyond the standards set by Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI). Such milk can cause diarrhoea, dysentery and typhoid. The government should immediately investigate the problem and take necessary steps to contain it since this is a public health emergency.
Mostafizur Rahman
Dhaka
Training of teachers needed

To ensure quality education in the secondary level, the government introduced the creative question system over the last few years. The system requires students to have a broad understanding of a specific topic. This was intended to reduce their dependence on memorisation and increase their critical thinking and analytical abilities.
Regrettably, the system didn't yield the intended results, as there is a shortage of trained teachers. With a few exceptions, many teachers are not even capable of preparing question papers, and instead resort to "guide books" or "question banks."
There is little doubt that the creative question system was a laudable effort by the government. But the government should ensure proper training for teachers for the system to work effectively.
Abul Khaer
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