United International University (UIU) has been elevated to the status of the official Bangladesh Chapter of International Network for Outcome Based Education (IN4OBE).
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between UIU and the International Network of Outcomes Based Education in this regard, recently, said a press release.
The main objective of this relationship is to bring the transformational promise, mission, and practices of authentic Outcome Based Education (OBE) to the higher and basic educational institutions across the country.
IN4OBE is the world's pioneering OBE implementation and consulting organisation, featuring a committed team of visionary educational leaders and consultants with decades of experience in educational transformation throughout the world. Its office is located in Florida of USA. Prof. William Spady, CEO of IN4OBE, Prof.
Fong Mak, Director of Activity and Events Management and Dr Wajid Hussain, Director of International MOU Authorizations and Operations shall coordinate with the Bangladesh chapter on behalf of IN4OBE.
With this formal collaboration, UIU intend to expand the practice of authentic Outcome Based Education (OBE) throughout tertiary-level education in Bangladesh and eventually to basic education and high schools.
In its capacity as the Bangladesh Chapter of IN4OBE, UIU will achieve this goal through the distribution of OBE information through media of all kinds.
It will conduct national and regional conferences and hands-on workshops on the paradigm, principles and fundamentals of authentic OBE.
UIU will also present papers and conduct symposia on OBE at professional conferences; work directly with institutions and faculty on outcomes development and aligning curriculum, instruction, assessments, and credit systems.
The private university will also advise national governing and policy bodies on constructive ways to revitalize educational quality and practice in the country.
Three UIU faculty and officials will coordinate the Chapter's work with Prof Dr Hasan Sarwar as the director of regional operations, Prof Dr Md Motaharul Islam as the director of regional communications and Muhammad J Munir as member secretary.
The Bangladesh Chapter at UIU believes that its formal relationship with IN4OBE begins a new journey to establish the power and principles of authentic OBE practice in Bangladesh education.
UIU is ready to work with other educational institution in designing and implementing authentic OBE practices and seeks the good wishes and support of friends and colleagues across the country. For more information, students can contact Prof Dr Md Motaharul Islam, director of regional communications at [email protected].