NSTU teacher selected for prestigious fellowship programme


NSTU Correspondent

GM Rakibul Islam, Assistant Professor of Department of Educational Administration in Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) has been selected for prestigious Acumen Fellowship Program 2020 which is a year-long intensive leadership development program and it is offered  for emerging leaders who are building solutions to tackle problems around poverty and social justice worldwide.

Assistant Professor, G M Rakibul Islam  is currently working  to develop future leaders and managers for the education sectors  in Bangladesh and he is the only University teacher to be selected for this fellowship program among 23 selected fellows from Bangladesh who represent diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds and work in multiple sectors with the commitment to end poverty and injustice in their community through their work. Total of  230 potential applicants, candidates were assessed through a holistic 3-stage application process that included written applications, video submissions and a final selection conference. 

From them 42 shortlisted candidates were invited to the selection Conference where 38 distinguished panellists from diverse sectors assessed the candidates through group activities and in-depth interviews and 23 applicants were finally selected for prestigious fellowship program. 

The vision of this Fellowship  program is to build the capacity of change makers  and strengthen their community to positively transform society.