Daffodil International University (DIU) organised a virtual orientation yesterday for students who have enrolled in fall semester, said a press release.
Speaking as chief guest, The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam said universities are factories of ideas, where different thoughts originate and develop. They solve various problems of society and the state.
Addressing the students, he said, "You are starting your university life. I hope you will contribute to solutions of not only the country's problems but also those of the world."
The system that was there for so long has been torn apart by Covid-19. The next step would be to rely on technology, and so, students should acquire skills in this field. Students are now global citizens and have competitors all over the world, so they should be prepared to compete, he added.
While addressing the programme, DIU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof M Lutfar Rahman said there is no limit to learning. Students spend four to five years at the university, and in this short time, the university cannot teach everything. So, they should learn on their own throughout life.
DIU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof SM Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder and Dean of Academic Affairs Prof Mostafa Kamal also spoke at the event. Syed Mizanur Rahman, director of the university's student affairs, conducted the programme.
During the event, students presented cultural performances online, a number of parents expressed their opinions, and results of a quiz competition were also announced.