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The 8th Convocation of the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) was held on March, 10, 2008 at Bangladesh-China Friendship Convention Centre. The Honorable President of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh and the Chancellor of the AIUB Prof. Dr. Iajuddin Ahmed presided over the ceremony and conferred the degrees. H. E. Mr. Masayuki Inone, the honorable Ambassador of Japan in Bangladesh and Professor Nazrul Islam, Chairman, U.G.C., were present as convocation speaker and convocation special guest respectively. A total of 743 students from various faculties received the degrees at under grade and post grade level. The following Academic Awards were given to the meritorious students:- 

a)

Chancellors Award

3

b)

Chairman Award

5

c)

Vice-Chancellor Award

8

d)

Summa Cum Laude 

44

e)

Magna Cum Laude

19

f)

Cum Laude 

11


The Convocation speaker Mr. Masayuki Inoue stressed the need of modern technology and quality higher education. He categorically mentioned that national development is not possible without technological education. He also said that Bangladesh is a developing country and it is essential to give priority on human resources development for facing the challenges. He expects that the universities including AIUB will come forward to play vital role in this matter. He also pointed out the example of Japanese system of education by which they achieved their goal.

The convocation special guest prof. Nazrul Islam, Chairman University Grants Commission (UGC) in his speech told that it has been our constitutional obligation to remove illiteracy from our society but we failed. While there is a great need to improve quality of education at the primary, secondary and higher secondary levels. The need to establish quality at University level is indeed very important. He also pointed out that Private University is now playing a vital role on higher education but needless to say that only market oriented subjects are teaching. He hoped that Universities will look into the national needs and open those subjects. He also expects that the Govt. will assist the private university for establishing permanent campus and also hoped that proposed Act will ensure better management.

The founder Chairman AUIB Dr. Anwarul Abedin congratulated the graduated students. He assured that AIUB will continue to provide quality education. He also hoped that graduated students with their earned knowledge will be able to serve the society, nation and their family.

The Vice Chancellor of the AIUB Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna highlighted the overall development and other activities of the university and congratulating the graduating students, she mentioned that with the assistance of academicians and officials it was possible to maintain quality in AIUB. She hoped that the graduates will be able to face the global challenges with the knowledge earned from AIUB. The Founder & Vice President of AIUB Mr. Hasanul A. Hasan, Mr. Ishtiaq Abedin, Ms. Nadia Anwar, Vice-president academic Prof. Taffazzal Hossain, Pro-VC Dr. Anwar Hossain, Deans, Faculty Members, Teachers, Students & their guardians, Vice Chancellor of other Universities & Local & Foreign guests were attended in this glorious occasion.

 
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