The 14th convocation of BRAC University was held on the university campus in the capital on Thursday.
A total of 1,966 graduating students of the university have received degrees while 31 gold medals were awarded in various categories at the programme.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni was present at the event as the chief guest while UGC Chairman Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah attended it as the special guest.
Eminent writer Professor Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal was present as the convocation speaker. BRAC University Vice-Chancellor Prof Vincent Chang and University’s BoT Chairperson Tamara Hasan Abed, among others, were also present at the convocation.
Dr Dipu Moni congratulated BRAC University for successfully arranging the convocation in this challenging time of Covid-19 pandemic.
In her speech, she asked the universities to develop their curriculums to better prepare graduates for the job market with soft skills and knowledge of technology. Tamara Hasan Abed urged graduates to have the courage to think differently, lead a life of value, seeing beyond their self-interests and believing in the power of collective action, she added.
Professor Vincent Chang congratulated all graduates for their accomplishments who have displayed tremendous resilience in this pandemic. “This convocation is the end of your formal learning. It is also where and when you shall start your lifelong learning”, said Professor Chang to the graduating students.