On June 25, from 11.00 AM -12.30 PM, Universal College Bangladesh and Monash College Australia hosted an absolutely free, specialist online training session on “Effective problem solving: Excelling in Tests.” Over 400 students and teachers across Bangladesh from Grades 8 to 12 attended the event, for which Universal College Bangladesh gave the certificates of participation to all attendees.
The opening session witnessed as Chief Guest the Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Mr. Jeremy Bruer, spoke about how Australian higher educational institutions – some of which are counted amongst the world’s top 100, including Monash University – are amongst the top choices for Bangladeshi students; and how Australia as a nation is a very warm and welcoming nation to these students, and in many cases, providing a career path too.
Subsequently, Professor Andrew Walker, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University Malaysia, and Ms. Jo Mithen, Chief Executive Officer, Monash College Australia, along with Mr. Zarif Munir, Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group Malaysia and Director at Universal College Bangladesh, spoke in detail about Universal College Bangladesh’s association with Monash College and the way Bangladeshi students will significantly benefit from the curriculum, course delivery and learning outcomes at Universal College Bangladesh, which are aligned to the global Monash College standards.
The student training session was led by four Monash College trainers, including Ms. Kathleen O’Brien, Dr. Mohan Nair, Mr. Harry Floros, and Ms. Carlyn Setia. The training provided deep insights on developing key problem-solving skills for students and the methods to improve performance in tests. Being highly interactive, the session saw many interesting questions coming from the audience.