Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of English at Stamford University Bangladesh welcomed the new students admitted into undergraduate program for Summer 2020, reads a press release.
The department organised a virtual "Freshman Orientation" program on 8 July at 4 pm.
The students belonging to 73 batch attended the event through ZOOM app and got themselves introduced to the faculty of the department.
Though the programme was held in a virtual setting, not on campus, students got a clear idea about the academic and extra-curricular activities of the department, it adds.
Sheikh Nahid Neazy, chairman of the department, delivered a welcome address and urged the students to try hard to adjust to the 'new normal' academic environment and nurture their latent talent in the time of Corona pandemic so they can develop some life skills to face the 21st-century challenges.
Fatima Tabsun and Farhana Ferdouse - assistant professors and administrative coordinators of the department – discussed rules and regulations of the university.
Mohammad Azizul Haque, associate professor and student affairs coordinator, briefed the students about how English studies could help shape their future and make them view life critically from different perspectives.
Sayma Arju, associate professor, and Farhana Ahsan, assistant professor, also spoke on the occasion, reads the press release.
Minhajul Abedin, assistant professor and chief coordinator of Stamford English Language Forum (SELF), talked about the activities of the language club.
Few students from 73rd batch shared their first ever experience of attending online classes. They were positive too about the remote learning process, adds the press release.