Political scientist Dr Rounaq Jahan addresses graduates from Central Women’s University (CWU) on March 11, 2018 during the university’s second convocation Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune
The Dhaka University political science professor spoke at the university’s second convocation on Sunday.
Political scientist Dr Rounaq Jahan came up with six suggestions for the female graduates who are set to enter their professional life after the completion of their academic years.
As her first advice to the graduates from Central Women’s University (CWU), she said: “You should remember sky is the limit but you must strive hard to realize your dream. You must also remember that every challenge in life is also an opportunity to find your own inner strength and potential.”
The Dhaka University political science professor said the above during the university’s second convocation which was held at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh on Sunday.
Dr Rounaq Jahan’s second advice to the students was: “Do not let worries about social approval hold you back in pursuing your dreams. If you succeed in breaking unjust barriers you will find others will follow your footsteps. And soon the society’s attitude will also change. You will be appreciated and celebrated as role models.”
Her third advice was: ”You have to overcome social prejudices and obstacles with the support of your family, teachers and bosses in your workplace.”
Besides Dr Rounaq Jahan, CWU Vice-Chancellor Dr Perween Hasan, CWU Broad of Trustees member Kazi Zahedul Hasan and others speak during the university’s convocation Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune
As her fourth advice, she said: ”You should use your education to enhance your earning opportunities to make ensure control over your own income.”
Her fifth advice was: ”Don’t feel bad if your examination results were not all that good. There is more to life than being simply a good student. Your talent may lie in other areas. You need to discover them.”
In her last advice, she said: “You should keep in mind that there is nothing more satisfying than to be able to do some good for others voluntarily.”
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid was present during the event as the chair while University Grant Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan spoke as the special guest.
The minister said: “We want to ensure quality education for our children, but some private universities are not following the government’s rules and regulations.”
He added: “These universities should not operate further if they hold illegal campuses.”
CWU Vice-Chancellor Dr Perween Hasan and the university’s Board of Trustees member Kazi Zahedul Hasan, among others, also spoke at the program.