Dhaka – The Preliminary round of International Leadership program on Education – 2019 was held on Friday at United International University [UIU] campus in Dhaka.
GEIST innovation and Leadership Centre [GILC] organized the event.
Earl R Miller, US ambassador to Bangladesh, inaugurated the event as chief guest whileIssabelle Zsldos, cultural affairs officer of the US embassy, were present as special guests. Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman presided over the session.
Nearly 700 students and teachers from fifty educational institutes of Dhaka division joined the event.
The program will focus on promoting leadership and enhancing English language skills among the students.
The event will be held in eight divisions of the country in phases. Eight students will finally be selected to join an International Leadership Education Olympiad to be held Vietnam end of this year.
Participants will have to undergo a test on education, panel discussion and presentation based on English language and global aspects. Students of grade 3 to 12 are eligible for the competition.
“The program aims to develop national and international leaders who will lead in his/her field to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Students will have the opportunity to take part in competitions, workshops, panel discussions with experts, online sessions, community activities and much more,” Miller said.
‘We are so pleased to support the program that develops leadership and critical thinking skills among the students. Bangladesh can develop and reach its target ensuring healthy, educated , secure communities and economically stable lives under the leadership of the students.”
He also appreciated Bangladeshi students, studying in the US, as they perform well.
Professor Rahman said, students need to be familiar with the global trend and prepared to face the challenges.
newsnextbd.com/n/reporting by Zakir Hossain