The 18th convocation ceremony of American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) was held on Saturday (Feb 3) at AIUB own campus at Kuril, Dhaka. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, on behalf of Chancellor of the universities President Md. Abdul Hamid, presided over the ceremony and conferred the degrees to the graduating students. Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, was the special guest. Ambassador of the United States of America to Bangladesh Marcia S Barnicat was graced the ceremony as the convocation speaker, said a press release. Ishtiaque Abedin, Chairman of AIUB Board of Trustees and Dr Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice-Chancellor AIUB, spoke on the occasion.
A total number of 2674 graduates were conferred degrees for successfully completion of all the academic requirements in various disciplines of the Bachelors and Master's degree programs of the university.
Congratulating the graduating students, Education Minister praised and thanked AIUB for its sincere role to provide to quality education and play a pioneer role to develop the country by producing quality graduates.
Professor Abdul Mannan congratulated the new graduates. In his speech, the chairman of the UGC emphasized a great need to improve quality of higher education. He also thanks to AIUB for its enormous effort for shifting the all-academic programs in its permanent campus.
The Convocation speaker Marcia S. Bernicat presented the speech of convocation. She congratulated the new graduates and said that the education of the university is the education of changing itself. VC of AIUB congratulated the new graduates on behalf of AIUB for achieving their degrees and performance. She advised the graduates to deal with their own talent with the patience of each and every problem they face.
Ishtiaque Abedin in his welcome speech congratulated the graduates for their remarkable achievement. For the young graduates, he said that they will take Bangladesh forward in its specific destination.
Founder and Vice President of AIUB Dr. Hasanul A. Hasan (Treasurer), Nadia Anwar along with the members of the Board of Trustees Sabrina Abedin, Dr. Abdus Samad Alim, Dulce Lamagna Mazumdar, Shania Mahia Abedin, registrar, UGC officials, AIUB faculty members, parents and guardians, syndicate and academic council members, deans and officers graced the ceremony.
Along with the graduating students and their families a large number of local and foreign dignitaries and members of the print and electronic media also attended the convocation ceremony.