The education fair of Canadian University of Bangladesh was held for the second day yesterday. Tofael Ahmed, honourable minister of commerce inaugurated the fair on August 27.
The speakers on the second day included the likes of Professor Dr Atiur Rahman, former governor of Bangladesh Bank, A K Azad Chowdhury, honorary advisor of Canadian University and former chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC) and Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat, founder and chairman of Canadian University of Bangladesh. The theme of the program was “Importance of Applied Knowledge for National Development.”
The speakers highlighted the importance of education and encouraged the participation of private universities and their contribution to the education sector. The speakers were encouraged to see successful initiatives taken by the Canadian University of Bangladesh and especially the opportunities it has created for students to transfer credit to Canadian Universities for higher education.
According to AK Azad Chowdhury, "The 21st century society wants a global workforce from universities. Top universities around the world are providing a global workforce for the society. Canadian University of Bangladesh, a piece of Canada in Bangladesh is trying to produce the same workforce not only for Bangladesh but also for the global society.”
Dr Atiur Rahman also spoke on the occasion. He was happy to note that the CUB will be able to bridge the education gap between us and Canada, and will prepare local students for advanced education which equips them to meet the challenges of the 21st century.