To prepare the students for the 21st century and to adapt them to the latest ICT friendly education which will develop their knowledge, skills and abilities to fit globally, Daffodil International University distributed 1000 Laptop at free of cost among the students in the eleventh phase at its continuous process of Laptop distribution on June 18, 2015. Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, Chairman, Standard Bank Ltd. and former President of FBCCI was present as the chief guest at the Laptop Distribution Ceremony. Presided over by Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University, the function was addressed among others by Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Md. Golam Rahman, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Prof. Dr. Engr. A K M Fazlul Haque , Registrar of Daffodil International University. Before distributing the Laptop Pro- Vice Prof. Dr. M. Golam Rahman conducted the oath taking part of the ceremony where the students Swire upon regarding the best use of the laptops in academic and education purpose.
The authority of Daffodil International University has taken a gigantic initiative of “One Student: One Laptop” program which is one step a head for digital Bangladesh. Every student admitted into Daffodil International University from Summer Semester-2010 and onward is getting a Laptop at free of cost. The Laptop will help the students to equip themselves with proper technical knowledge so that they can survive and secure respectable place in the society. Through this initiative DIU students will get the opportunity to implement digital Bangladesh concept.
Addressing as the Chief Guest, Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin said, technology is now a part and parcel of teaching and learning. Present government is working relentlessly for the development of the ICT sector of the country and that’s why people now staying in the remote areas can get all sorts of facilities. He thanked the university authority to implement the project “One Student-One Laptop” with the vision of becoming a Digital University in line with the policy of Digital Bangladesh which was a clear declaration in the election manifesto in 2008.
In his presidential address Mr. Md. Sabur Khan urged the students to be a potential ICT skilled graduate to contribute to the nation developing bright career ensuring proper utilization and application of the Laptop. It is envisaged that DIU graduates can stand out by competing with other graduates both nationally and globally with their skill that they will acquire from this university. He wished that the initiate to provide a laptop for each student free of cost will be fruitful and successful with the mission of forgoing a digital society that will ensure an ICT driven knowledge- based nation.
At the present context of Bangladesh, students are more than visionary. In the same time we want to make our ideas come true. Leaving all constraints behind, DIU is going for distributing free laptops among all our students in a time when IT backbone of the university is fully equipped with a spectrum of facilities available for students, he added. He hoped that it will be so easy and reachable to the students to use Education ERP of DIU, Learning Feedback System (Social Web), E- Library of the university, DIU Forum and so on which have already been developed by the university.
(Writeup source Public Relation Office, DIU)