BFF-Samakal National School Science Debate 2017 started its three months journey on 9 March, 2017 at Rangpur, Thakurgaon, Nilphamari and Dinajpur District. The two-day long final event is planned to be held in Dhaka on 19-20 May, 2017. This is the biggest school debate competition where schools from all 64 districts of Bangladesh have their participation. BFF and The Daily SAMAKAL are jointly organizing this event every year.
A number of 520 secondary schools and madrasahs of 64 districts are expected to participate in this grand contest. After the district and divisional level contests, Champions of divisional level and Dhaka metropolitan city will contest at the grand finale.
Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury, The Chairman of The Board of Trustees (BOT) of Bangladesh Freedom Foundation (BFF) received the prestigious Ekushey Padak 2017 for his contribution on science and technology. Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the awards to him along with other distinguish recipients for their outstanding contributions to the respective fields in various categories at Osmani Auditorium on Monday 20 February, 201
Honorable members of Trustees and The Executive Director of BFF greet The Chairman on behalf of staffs, partners and well-wishers.
A team of six Bangladeshi students won three silver and three bronze medals in the 13th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) held in Bali, Indonesia from 2-11 December, 2016
Tahmid Mosaddek of Notre Dame College and Fardim Munir of Sir John Wilson School of Dhaka and AKM Sadman Mahmud Abir of Pabna Zilla School won the silver medals.The bronze medalists are Ahmed Nafis Farhan of Nasirabad Govt High School, Chittagong, Nihal Zuhaer Parosh Miaji of Comilla Zilla School, and Miraz Ahmed Saadi of BAF Shaheen School, Dhaka.
A total of 276 students of 48 countries took part in the IJSO this year. It was the second time Bangladesh participated in International Junior Science Olympiad.