2nd Convocation 2016
The 2nd Convocation of Green University of Bangladesh was held on February 18, 2016 at International Convention City Bashundhara. Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, MP, the hon’ble Education Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh presided over the convocation ceremony as the representative of the hon’ble President and Chancellor of the University, Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid and conferred degrees on the graduates. Prof. Abdul Mannan, the hon’ble Chairman, UGC of Bangladesh delivered the Convocation Speech. However, Prof. Dr. Md. Golam Samdani Fakir, the VC of the university and Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mamun, the Chairman of BOT of the university also spoke on the occasion. A total of 1536 graduates received degrees in this convocation. Four students received Chancellor’s gold medal and seven students were awarded Vice-Chancellor’s gold medal.
In his speech, Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid said that only educated population could ensure democracy, social-political and cultural rights of the people. The Minister urged the university authority not to limit the education to only certificate giving but also to provide effective and realistic education to produce good human beings in their real life. He mentioned that the present Govt. under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinawants to build Bangladesh as a modern and digital Bangladesh.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al Mamun stated that Convocation is a very important and sacred occasion. The graduates would soon enter into the professional life. He further vowed to commit to the expansion of the academic programs and removal of the obstacles for the benefit of the university. The Trustee Board would do everything for the development of the university, he added. He further said that the Trustee Board had recently extended facilities for students providing lab equipments, books, and a large number of computers. He also quoted that the construction works of permanent campus of GUB had already started and would be complete very soon.
The Vice-Chancellor of GUB, Prof. Dr. Md. Golam Samdani Fakir, urged the graduates to utilize their knowledge and skills for the improvement of the socio-economic condition of the country mentioning that till date they were the students. After the occasion they are going to enter into a new world. Their proud achievements need to be utilized for positive changes in the society.
Convocation Speaker Prof. Abdul Mannan said that the private universities are fulfilling the increasing demand of the society for education. As the seats for admission in public universities are very limited, many students get frustrated without getting an opportunity for admission there. This is the common picture every year. In this case private universities provide them with the opportunity for higher education. Earlier, many of them crossed borders to get admitted in foreign countries. All the members of the Board of Trustees, Syndicate, Academic Council, distinguished guests, guardians and parents, ambassadors, journalists along with respected faculty members and students were present in the convocation ceremony.
GUB held its First Convocation, a solemn and sacred graduation ceremony, on 16 February 2012 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) to award degrees to more than four hundred graduates. The Honorable Education Minister, Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, on behalf of the Honorable Chancellor and the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, presided over the Convocation ceremony and conferred degrees to the graduating students. Dr. Serajul Islam Choudhury, Emeritus Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, was the Convocation Speaker. All graduating students and their proud families were invited to the Convocation.