Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Akhtaruzzaman has said the Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (DUJA) has been producing skilled and quality journalists for the country from its inception.
“Students of the university, who work as university correspondents for different media houses during their academic life, play a pioneering role in the media industry after their academic life. When we met media persons, they applauded the expertise and quality of our students, especially those who were involved in campus reporting,” he said.
VC Akhtaruzzaman was addressing a seminar titled ‘The pathways of mass media during post pandemic period’ organised by DUJA at the university’s Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban on Sunday.
He said the members of the organisation are working relentlessly as the watchdog of the educational institution. “DUJA journalists should always uphold the actual scenario before the nation through maintaining objectivity as it is called the Fourth Estate,” he said.
DU Pro-VC (Academic) ASM Maksud Kamal, DU Teachers’ Association (DUTA) Acting President Prof Lutfar Rahman, General Secretary Dr Nizamul Hoque Bhuiyan, and General Secretary of DU Alumni Association (DUAA) Ranjan Karmaka also addressed the seminar, with former DUJA president Rayhanul Islam Abir in the chair.
Associate Professor of DU Political Science Aynul Islam presented the keynote speech in the seminar, conducted by former DUJA General Secretary HM Imran.
Former Vice President of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) Nurul Haq Nur, President of Bangladesh Students’ Union (BSU) Foez Ullah and General Secretary Dipak Shil, leaders of different organisations and DUJA members were present on the occasion.
Later, the departing DUJA executive committee handed over responsibilities to the new one for the new session.
Earlier, on October 11, Mehedi Hasan of Daily Kaler Kantha and Sazzadul Kabir of Banglanews24.com were elected president and general secretary, respectively of DUJA.
Source: United News of Bangladesh