POST TIME: 9 April, 2021 10:25:28 PM
NSU holds 23rd convocation ceremony virtually
Staff Reporter, Dhaka

NSU holds 23rd convocation ceremony virtually

The 23rd convocation ceremony of North South University (NSU) was organised on Thursday through a virtual session.

The ceremony was broadcasted live on NSU’s Facebook page and DBC News, according to a press release issued by the university.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni presided over the convocation ceremony and conferred the degrees. Salman F Rahman, private sector industry and investment adviser to the prime minister, addressed the event as the convocation speaker.

During her speech, Dipu Moni said, “Students need to be taught how to achieve lifelong learning. In this fast-changing world, knowledge that is so necessary today may lose its relevance in coming years.”

“In order to survive, it may be necessary to acquire new knowledge in order to make a living. So, we have to teach our students how to learn throughout life,” she added.

She also said, “It may be important for a student to acquire knowledge in a new field even after completing their university education and joining the workplace. Then it is not possible for that employee to start direct education activities at the university level again.”

Salman F Rahman in his speech said, “It is really up to all of you graduates here today to carry the country to greater development.”

“As we celebrate your graduation, please do not forget that so many people have, directly or otherwise, made contributions to your life that culminated in your success. Please let us also bear in mind that you and me, would not be here today in our respective places, if this land had not become free from the harsh discrimination, we, the Bengali people, faced before 1971,” he added.

“We were able to gain freedom because of the leadership of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu dreamt of a Sonar Bangla - a prosperous nation free from discrimination, hunger and poverty. Digital Bangladesh has become a reality. Bangabandhu satellite is orbiting in space and plans for a second satellite to be launched soon are in place,” he further said.

He suggested NSU authority to develop lifetime education programs enabling adults, perhaps NSU graduates, to return regularly to take courses to update their knowledge or even to shift to a new field.

University Grants Commission chairman Professor Kazi Shahidullah and NSU trustee board chairman MA Kashem were present as special guests.

Professor Atiqul Islam, vice-chancellor (VC) of the North South University, Azim Uddin Ahmed; Freedom Fighter Lion Benajir Ahmed; Yasmin Kamal; Rehana Rahman; Tanveer Harun; and Aziz AI Kaiser were present as guests of honor. Prof Tanvir Ahmed Khan, executive advisor to the VC was present as convocation marshal. The programme was moderated by Jamil Ahmed, TV presenter and director of NSU's Public Relations Office.

The virtual convocation was also attended by teachers, students and their guardians.