The Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) hosted a roundtable on the state of Education in Bangladesh with the US State Department’s Senior Education Advisor for South and Central Asia Dr Molly Teas at it’s permanent campus at Bashundhara, Dhaka on Thursday, 12 July 2012. The Roundtable was organized in association with the American Centre.
The roundtable was attended by the Vice Chancellor of IUB Prof M Omar Rahman, Mr Ryan Bradeen, Cultural Affairs Officer for Education and Exchanges of the American Centre, the Deans of Schools and Heads of Departments of IUB, senior academic members of private and public universities and high schools of Dhaka.
In her speech Dr Molly Teas spoke briefly on the US education system and mentioned that, her country wants to learn more about Bangladesh and it’s culture. She thanked IUB for hosting American students who are currently learning Bangla at the Bangla Language Institute at IUB.
Various aspects of the state of education in Bangladesh, such as, different medium of instruction, higher number of golden GPA, the standard of students, lacking of quality teachers, problems with math and English with the students etc were discussed in the roundtable.
Among other, Dr Dil Afroze Quader, Visiting Professor, Centre for Languages, BRAC University, Dr Ali Ashraf, Professor of Civil Engineering Department, BUET, Ms Madiha Murshed, Managing Director, Scholastica, Mr Javed Karim, Director, Language Proficiency Centre, Mr Masum Billah, Programme Manager, BRAC PACE, Mr Niloy Biswas, Lecturer, Dhaka University and Ms Wahida Jafar, English Teacher, Viqarunnisa Noon School and College were present at the programme.