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Number of Bangladeshi students on the rise in US institutions

  • Published at 11:48 pm March 22nd, 2019
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller speaks at the 12th Dhaka Model United Nation , organized by the International School Dhaka at the institution’s premises in the Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka on Friday Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

US Ambassador Earl Miller made the statement on Friday

The number of Bangladeshi students studying abroad in US institutions is on the rise, said US Ambassador Earl Miller.

He made the statement on Friday at the 12th Dhaka Model United Nation (DHAMUN), organized by the International School Dhaka (ISD) at the institution’s premises in the Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka.

“Last year, there was a 4.9% increase in Bangladeshi students studying in the United States compared to 2017.

“There are 7,496 Bangladeshi students studying in US institutions and they are doing really well. The education they receive here in Bangladesh might have a hand in their success.” 

He addressed aspiring leaders at the hall and said: “As a diplomat, you have to disagree tactfully and with respect.”

Shehab Mecky, deputy head of mission, Egypt said: “This kind of conference will help students build confidence.”

The Secretary General of DHAMUN 12 Afraz Matin Chaudhury said he wants to be involved in politics in the future and believes the United Nations will pave the way for honing his skills on international issues. 

Stressing the importance of solving issues through collaborative approach, Ruzlan Islam, president of the general assembly of DHAMUN 12, said: “Today our world is fraught with problems ranging from civil wars, terrorist attacks to global warming, concerns over genetically modified crops and emerging rights of LGBT communities.

“Addressing these problems is no small feat, and it cannot be done by one person or one nation alone.” 

Ildiko Murray, principal of the secondary school, said: “This conference gives students hands-on experience on leadership, writing, teamwork, and knowledge of international issues.”

A total of 150 students from ISD, Australian International School, Scholastica, Oxford International, Delhi Public School, Sir John Wilson, Pledge Harbor International School and Dhanmondi Tutorial participated in the conference.

United Commercial Bank Ltd Deputy Managing Director Tarek Mustafa was also present at the conference. 

At the event, students chose a particular issue from a country, researched it, and presented it at their committee session.