US Embassy to host university fair in Dhaka
The US Embassy through its EducationUSA platform, in partnership with EdPrograms, will host a US University Fair at the Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan Hotel on September 23, 2022, from 2pm to 7pm where 17 US university officials will speak to prospective students in Dhaka.
This fair is part of the Fall 2022 EdTour South Asia program, an initiative of EdPrograms that give US institutions of higher education a chance to meet prospective undergraduate and graduate students in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan, wrote a press release issued on Wednesday.
Officials from the following US universities will visit schools and universities throughout Dhaka and participate in the fair: DePaul University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Iowa State University, New York Institute of Technology, New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Pace University, Quinnipiac University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Siena College, Stony Brook University, George Washington University, University of Delaware, University of Houston-Victoria, University of Kansas, University of Northern Iowa, University of South Dakota, and Western Kentucky University.
Students at the fair will have an opportunity to speak with US university admission officials face-to-face about admission requirements and scholarship opportunities. They will also receive tips on submitting a strong application.
Additionally, the program will feature information sessions led by US Embassy officials and EducationUSA advisors about the F-1 student visa process and other topics related to the US higher education system.
EducationUSA is the US Department of State’s network of over 425 international student advising centers in 178 countries. The network promotes US higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and ongoing information about opportunities to study at accredited institutions in the United States.
EducationUSA also provides services to the US higher education community to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalization goals, the press release added.
In Bangladesh, EducationUSA advising services and reference materials are available across the country at the American Center at the US Embassy in Dhaka, the Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts in Dhanmondi, and virtually in Chittagong.
EducationUSA reference libraries and remote advising services are also accessible in collaboration with the American Corners in Khulna, Sylhet, and Rajshahi.
All EducationUSA services are free of charge including attendance at the university fair.
Introduction to Progress Magazine and its Importance
Bangladesh launched the first issue of Progress Magazine on the 11th of March, 2023, at a Banani restaurant in Dhaka. His Excellency Mr. Yousef SY Ramadan, the Ambassador of Palestine to Bangladesh, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Editor of Progress Adv. Saquib Rahman stated that the magazine focuses to complete the gap between short newspaper pieces and lengthy academic analyses. He added that Progress is a platform for particularly the young members of civil society to contribute.
His Excellency Mr. Yousef SY Ramadan applauded the idea of forming such a magazine and pointed out how the educated people of all countries tend to have more confidence in the media than in their governments.
However, Progress might be a brilliant addition for them to voice their opinions. Editorial Advisor of Progress Prof. Md. Rizwanul Islam said that civil society should be politically unbiased and that it is necessary that the pieces in the magazine portray reality.
Progress aspires to be a triannual civil society magazine publishing credible, compelling and cutting-edge insights and analysis. Though not limited to, the contents sit loosely within the rules of law, rights, governance, policies, diplomatic views on Bangladesh and matters of public interests. The periodical intends to create a connection between the officials, foreign missions and conscious citizens to uphold, acknowledge and solve complex problems toward a more progressive Bangladesh.
Complementary copies of this first issue of Progress have been disseminated to the Ambassadors and High Commissioners, alongside scholars from universities of high repute.
Guinness WR achieved by Md Sameen Rahman in a ‘Fastest Time To Tie A Windsor Knot’
Guinness World Record holder Md Sameen Rahman from Bangladesh holds the title for the “Fastest Time To Tie A Windsor Knot.” He pinned the record on 4th November 2022 from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Presently, he is an undergraduate student at Independent University, Bangladesh aside he is also an entrepreneur and musician.
Md Sameen Rahman briefs, “Wearing a tie was always a habit since childhood, as it was a part of school uniform. As I have gained so much experience since childhood by wearing a tie, I imagined of challenging myself to break the Guinness World Record for the “Fastest Time To Tie A Windsor Knot.”
Hence, I will try to break many more records by developing the skills I have gained so far. I have always kept myself motivated and inspired to carry out and search for new things with a dream of showcasing my nation Bangladesh. ”
“With such solid beliefs and pure intentions accomplishing a Guinness World Record for my country is a fascinating experience. I urge to inspire this new generation to believe that the future is in the palm of our hands and that our potential is infinite,” he concludes.
The drive of ambition can take you to great heights, and Md Sameen Rahman’s dedication is the massive example for this generation.
Principal withdrawn over sexually assaulting female students
A Principal of a school has been withdrawn for his involvement in the sexual assault of students in Chattogram on Sunday (1 January)
The accused is Md Alauddin, Principal of Kapasgola Girls’ School in the city.
The decision was taken at the meeting of the education department of Chattogram city corporation.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chowkbazar Police Station Ferdous Jahan said that there was a complaint of sexual harassment against the head teacher of Kapasgola school. He was blocked by agitated students on Sunday noon.
On information, police visited the spot and brought the situation under control, added the OC. The accused Principal Alauddin has been transferred from Kapasgola to South Patenga City Corporation High
School in the city. Halishahar Ahmad Mia City Corporation Girls High School Principal Roma Barua has been posted in his place.
A three-member investigation committee will be formed in this regard, according to the CCC.
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