Not only in country, immense job opportunity in global market : Jobaer Alam
Jobaer Alam, Former Chairman & Associate Professor of the Oceanography Department of Dhaka University inaugurated a friendly football match organized by Jaldhaka Chhatra Parishad (Jalchap) at DU premises on Tuesday.
Shahriar Azom, DU Correspondent : People can cross any hurdles if they have strong will, determination, and perseverance. This is the story of a young man from the grassroots level who toppled many obstacles to step into the classrooms of Harvard University, one of the world’s top research universities.
On September 20, Jobaer Alam, Former Chairman & Associate Professor of the Oceanography Department of Dhaka University was delivering remarks at a friendly football match organized by Jaldhaka Chhatra Parishad (Jalchap), an organization of students of Jaldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district of North Bengal who are enrolled at Dhaka University.
Jobaer Alam, the Acting Editor and publisher of the national English daily, The Bangladesh Today advised to inspire students by recalling the memories of his lost childhood and university life. He also stressed the importance of being self-reliant.
He studied in a primary school in Binyakuri of Jaldhaka, a marginal village on the foothills of the Himalayas. Starting from the grassroots level, he gained the opportunity to study in the Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries of Dhaka University.
He obtained excellent grades in his graduation and master’s level. Then he went to Canada to complete his post-graduate diploma from Vancouver University. Later he took another master’s degree from the USA. All these paved the way for him to become a faculty member of the country’s oldest and prestigious Dhaka University.
However, Jobaer Alam had a latent desire to study at Harvard University in the United States. He also fulfilled that dream. He participated in a three-month long academic program in one of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions in the world.
He advised the football match participants to keep a regular check on the global job market instead of only looking at the existing jobs in the country.
He said, “There are many jobs outside the country that require less effort than securing a government job in the country. There are many jobs that pay more with less effort. You have to consciously look for the global job market.”
The breathtaking football match between Jalchap President XI vs General Secretary XI ended in a 2-2 draw. The match was held at the Salimullah Muslim Hall Sports Ground.
After the game, he expressed the hope of organizing a game of Barrister Suman Football Academy with Jaldhaka footballers. He also dreams for the national football team of playing in global platform of football, FIFA World Cup.