Preliminary round of International Leadership program on Education -2019 held at the divisional level
The preliminary round of International Leadership program on Education -2019 was held at the divisional level on Friday at Police Lines School & College campus in Rangpur.Global Educators Initiative for Sustainable Transformation (GEIST) innovation and Leadership Center (GILC) organised the event.
Principal of Police Lines School & College Rangpur, Prof Dr KM Jalalauddin Akbor inaugurated the event as the chief guest while GEIST Rangur Regional Director, Khurshiduzzaman Ahamed was in the chair.
GEIST Deputy Regional Director, Rangur, Zakir Hossain moderated the session.
Around 200 students and a good number of teachers from different educational institutions of the city joined the event.
International Leadership program on Education is an International Competition on English Language and Leadership designed and implemented by GEIST International Foundation.
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 phase by phase.A total of 10 participants from each division will be selected to join a two day long intensive session on English Language and Leadership in the capital. Of them, top eight students will be finally selected to represent Bangladesh in the International Olympiad on English Language and Leadership in Hanoi, Vietnam on August 9-10 of this year.
They will also have the opportunity to join International STEAM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) conference in Hanoi. Participants will have to undergo a test on education, panel discussion and presentation based on English and global aspects. Students of grade 3 to 12 are eligible for the competition.
Chief guest Principal, Police Lines School & College Rangpur, Prof Dr KM Jalal Uddin Akbor said youth engagement is very important for any development. Developing network and collaboration and competition with national, international communities will promote leadership and language proficiency among the students which will ensure quality and sustainable education and equip the students to face the global challenges of the future, he said.
President, GEIST Regional Director, Khurshiduzzaman Ahamed said teachers and students need to be familiar with the global trend of teaching learning. Globalisation and leaderships are the major skills of the present world that need to be imparted among the students in order to prepare them to face the challenges of the earth.
He urged the teachers, educators, guardians and students to develop awareness and take measures in this regard.
Earlier on April 26 Friday, the first-round of the preliminary event was held at United International University (UIU) campus in the capital.
US ambassador Earl R. Miler inaugurated the event as chief guest. The second round was held in Sylhet on May 01.