The English Language Club, University of Asia Pacific organized an ‘Extempore Speech Competition’ on September 11, 2020 in association with the Directorate of Students’ Welfare (DSW). The program was held on the online platform Google Meet. Air Cdre (Retd.) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury, Treasurer and Director, DSW graced the event as the chief guest.

A total of fifteen students from different departments of the university participated in the competition. Ms. Afroza Aziz Suchana, Assistant Professor of the Department of English and Advisor of the club randomly picked topics for the participants. Each contestant gave a three-minute speech on the chosen topic. Tasneem Mahmood from the Department of English secured the first position. Mohammed Ashraful Bari from the Department of Law and Human Rights and Shajedur Rahman from the Department of Business Administration secured the second and third positions respectively.

The contestants were judged on the parameters of grammatical accuracy, pronunciation, confidence and overall presentation. Dr. Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky, Associate Professor, Department of Law & Human Rights, Mr. Mohammed Farman Ullah Bhuiyan, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Ms. Arpita Haque, Lecturer, Department of English were present as the adjudicators.

At the end of the event, Air Cdre (Retd) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury congratulated the winners and all the participants. Ms. Arjumand Ara, Head, Department of English also congratulated and delivered a few words for the participants. Mr. Md. Tarek Khan, Assistant Director, DSW and the faculty members from different departments were also present in the event. The whole session was moderated by the Advisor of the English Language Club Ms. Afroza Aziz Suchana.