Two agreements signed with DU
Two separate agreements were signed with Dhaka University Department of Communication Disorders, UK CLEFT and Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute.
These agreements were signed in a day-long international seminar on speech therapy for cleft lip and palate children organized at Professor Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury auditorium on Monday. Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman was present as the chief guest on the occasion.
Dhaka University Department of Communication Disorders Chairperson Tawhida Jahan and UK CLEFT Chairman and eminent plastic surgeon Brian Somerland signed the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions.
The other agreement was signed by Tawhida Jahan, Chairperson of Communication Disorders Department and Director of Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute. Md. Abul Kalam In the opening ceremony of the seminar, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Dhaka University, Professor Dr. Zia Rahman and Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute Chief Coordinator Samant Lal Sen spoke as special guests.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman thanked both institutions for signing this agreement and organizing a seminar on the occasion to conduct joint cooperative education programs. He said, through this, the teachers and students of the Department of Communication Disorders of Dhaka University will benefit and their world of knowledge will be enriched.
He expressed hope that through joint activities under these agreements, both institutions will be able to bring back the children of Lip and Taluka to the mainstream of the society.
It is to be noted that under the agreement, the institutions will jointly conduct education and research programs and teacher-student exchange on the treatment of children with cleft lip and palate.
Besides, the students of Dhaka University Department of Communication Disorders will get an opportunity to do internship at UK CLEFT and Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery. These institutes will provide various training and necessary tools to the students.