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English Olympiad for Global Leadership
English Olympiad Grand Finale 2020 was organized by the English Olympiad Global and Worldwide Organization for Charity (previously known as World Orphan Center) at United International University on January 9-10. With a view to identifying the top 10 contestants from 6 categories based on age, the first day comprised of various skill assessments that evaluated the contestants’ English proficiency along with other cognitive and communication skills.
On the first day of this event, Hon’ble Deputy Minister of Education, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury MP, inaugurated this ceremonious event. As the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Atiur Rahman, the 10th Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Brand Ambassador of English Olympiad, energized the opening ceremony emphasizing the needs of leadership and how Bangladesh has been enriched with the contributions of the youths. Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat, the Chairman of Padma Bank Ltd. and the Hon’ble Chief Guest for the second day of the event, handed over the cheques to the winners. Also, Mohammad Aman Ullah, the Chief Organizer of English Olympiad, Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of United International University (UIU), Solaiman Shukhon, Head of Market Development of NAGAD, Prof. Sukanta Bhattacharjee, Hon’ble Faculty at the English Department of the University of Chittagong, Associate Prof. S.M. Arifuzzaman, Head of the School of Business at the Canadian University of Bangladesh, M Nayeem Hossain, President of Nagarik Dhaka also addressed at this rapturous event.
Out of 50,000 participants from 8 divisions and 30 districts, 380 finalists were selected through a rigorous assessing system for the Grand Finale. Over 700 finalists and their parents attended the event for the final round. Out of these 380 finalists, 3 participants from each of the six groups, were selected for the face-off with the judges’ panel consisting of five professional adjudicators on the stage… The hon’ble adjudicators were Jamal Uddin Jamy, Director of CPDS at South East University, Mohammad Azizul Quader, Former Adjunct Faculty-IELTS-Listening at the University of Westminster, Rushdina Khan, Leading Corporate Trainer, John Paul Sergeant, Principal at Bless International School, Kamrul Hasan, Founder & Coach of CKH Network. They assessed the participants rigorously to determine the champions. Top 3 contestants from the six groups received prize money of a total of BDT 3,00,000 and the rest of the participants received golden medals and gifts with respective ranks in divisional and district levels. Furthermore, all of the grand finalists were awarded the Certificate of Recognition and 4C Band-score.
Among the hon’ble guests present at the event were Tina F. Zabin, Investment Advisor to Startup Bangladesh at the ICT Division, Tanvir Shahriar Rimon, CEO of Rangs FC Properties Ltd., Emran Hossain, prominent Singer, Dr. Mosharraf Hossain FCA, Member Life at IDRA Ministry of Finance, Dr. Prashanta Kumar Banarjee, Director of Research and Development at BIBM, Prof. Gautam Roy, Curriculum Specialist at SESIP, Md. Parvez Sajjad Chowdhury, Curriculum Specialist at NCTB, Md. Nasir Uddin, Curriculum Specialist at SESIP and others.
The winners were- Mubassira Ibnat (Darland International School, Dhaka), Zaima Jahin Wara (William Carey Academy, Chittagong) and Omera Fidan (Cantonment English School and College, Chittagong) from Kids group. Misbah Uddin Inan (Chattogram Cantonment Public College, Chittagong), Khalilullah (Khulna Zilla School, Khulna) and Rudaina Haque (Paramount School & College, Rajshahi) from Small Starts group. Mehnoor Shamima Haque (Chattogram Cantonment Public College, Chittagong), Madhurzo Rahman (Mymensingh Girls Cadet College, Mymensingh) and Rawshan Tabassum Jaima (Mymensingh Girls Cadet College, Mymensingh) from Juniors group. Tahia Aswad Arony (The Millennium Stars School And College), Rangpur, Zaid Ekram (Mangrove School, Dhaka) and Muntasir Monowar (Jhenidah Cadet College, Jhenidah) from High Flyers group. Rifah Tasnia Shuprova (Scholarshome, Sylhet), Nafeesah Tasneemah (Sylhet Government College, Sylhet) and Ziaul Haque (Barishal Cadet College, Barishal) from Trailblazers group. Rahagir Salekeen (Khulna University,Khulna), Mirza Ifat Noor (RUET, Rajshahi) and Progga Paromita Bose (University of Barisal, Barisal) from Seniors group.
With the support of amazing partners like The Daily Star, United International University, WOC, Social Islami Bank Limited, CKH Network, Youth Opportunities, Cable News International, CMED, Ispahani, Start-Up Chattagram, Bombay Sweets, Smart Family, Red Brick, MF international, Colors FM, Samakal, Talisman, Light Of Hope, UrBackOffices, Aamra, Ekattor TV, and others, English Olympiad Grand Finale 2020 celebrated the successful completion of the event.
This Year English Olympiad is planned to be rolled out internationally for 27 non-native English speaking countries and 100 countries from all over the world in 2021. Registration for English Olympiad Global is now ongoing at www.englisholympiad.net