Tuesday 16 June 2015 - 11:47
Bangabandhu International Convention Centre

The British Council arranged the first ever Aptis event in Bangladesh on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 in Dhaka. Aptis is a modern and flexible English assessment system designed to meet the diverse needs of organisations and individuals around the world and the aim of the event was to brief the stakeholders about Aptis which can be used across organizations for recruitment or training purpose. The event successfully created a positive impact on the overall brand image, which will eventually build a potential English assessment market for Aptis in the near future. 

Deep Adhikari, Director Examinations, Bangladesh in his introductory speech, highlighted the activities of the British Council in Bangladesh and its historical contribution towards the society while Mark Elliott, Business Development Manager, British Council Tests for South Asia discussed the importance of incorporating English assessment across the organizations to select the right human resource – be it in for corporates, government or education sector. Their presentations revealed the importance of an examination system that specifically caters to the professional sector of social development.

The event also comprised of a comprehensive Question & Answer session where the guests expressed their interest and queries regarding the Aptis test. Later, Monjurul Alam, Head of Human Resource of Eastern Bank Limited, shared his experience on how consistently Aptis has helped them recruit the right candidate for their organization for the past two years. The event was also attended by key decision makers from the government, NGO, education and corporate sectors. Together they were able to foreground the usefulness of Aptis test which may be used by organisations and institutions to benchmark the English language levels of their employees, potential employees, students or teachers.