The 19th convocation of East West University was held in Dhaka on Monday (Feb 17) on its campus. This year the convocation is dedicated to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his birth centenary.
As the representative of President Md. Abdul Hamid and Chancellor of the university, Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni conferred the degrees on the graduates at the programme, while Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof.Dr. Kazi Shahidullah was present as special guest.
Senior Lawyer of Bangladesh Supreme Court Barrister M Amir-Ul Islam was present as the convocation speaker.
The speakers urged the youths to develop themselves as innovative entrepreneurs to meet the desired economic, social and cultural needs of Bangladesh.
At the same breath, they underscored the need to start a culture of `Personal and Collective Responsibility, Ownership and Accountability’ in the country.
Through these endeavors, they expect that the people of Bangladesh will prosper as it was dreamt by Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971.
A total of 2,111 graduates who have successfully completed all the academic requirements in various disciplines of the bachelor and master’s degree programmes were conferred degrees at the convocation.
Besides, three students were awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for their excellent academic performance.
The ceremony was attended, among others, by the members of Board of Trustees, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Treasurer, Deans, departmental Chairpersons, faculty members, officers, graduates and their families.