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   Volume 3 | Issue 07 | February 20, 2011 |


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Education Fair at Bangladesh University

A three day Education Fair was held on February 3-5, 2011. Prof. Dr. Golam Ali Fakir, Vice Chancellor, inaugurated the fair. Among others, members of Trustee Board Dr. Wahiuddin Mahmood, Qazi Shawkat Hossain, and head of different departments, Registrar, Lt. Col. (Retd) M.A. Kashem, Convener of fair committee, Prof. Mustafa Kamaluddin and Assistant Registrar (PR) Shohel Ahsan Nipu were also present at the fair. During the fair students got opportunity to know about university managements, physical and lab facilities available in the 10 departments (CSE, Pharmacy, Business Administrations, Economics, Sociology, EEE, Architecture, Mathematics, and English).

Inter-School English Debate Competition

To encourage independent learning amongst students, Summerfield International School hosted a two day “Inter-School English Debate Competition” on February 5 and 6, 2011. The schools which participated in this competition were Maple Leaf, ESS, Dhanmondi Tutorial, Aga Khan, Scholastica, Universal Tutorial, Turkish Hope, St. Joseph, BIS, Siddiquis, Playpen, Vertical Horizon, Sunnydale, Academia, and Summerfield International School.

The motions included concerns from various segments of the society such as social concerns under which the topic was related to women's rights and quotas for women in job; broader concerns was related with conducting posthumous trials and allowing placebo effects and the last motion was associated with the tyranny of Hosni Mubarak.

Tanvir Hafiz, of Bangladesh Debating Council was the chief adjudicator while the deputy chief adjudicators included Nayeem Kashem, also of Bangladesh debating Council and NSU, Tahsin Mahmood Jehad from IUT, and Gulsetyne Ahmed from BRAC. There were around 40 other adjudicators from different reputed universities of the city adding academic value to the event.

With a six to one split in the panel, the title went to The Aga Khan School, the five debaters being Sajeed Alam, Fahad Al Amer Khan, Zefroon Afsary, Suaida Firoze and Maisha Maliha Badhon. The Runners-Up title was earned by Dhanmondi Tutorial.

Mabroor Wassey, Chair of Bangladesh Debating Council graced the event as the chief guest and gave away the awards with Anjum Husain, Principal of Summerfield International School.


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