Public and private universities will open on four conditions. It has been decided to open all public and private universities in the country subject to important conditions to prevent the spread of the epidemic coronavirus.
However, the examinations should be taken and evaluated on the advice of the Academic Council of the universities. At the same time, it has been decided to bring the students of the university under corona vaccination as soon as possible on a priority basis
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting with the Ministry of Education, University Grants Commission (UGC), and Vice-Chancellors on Monday (May 31) to open public and private universities. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Education. Dipu Moni.
This information has been given in a press release sent from the University Grants Commission on Tuesday (June 1).
The UGC said in a statement that all public and private universities in the country have been allowed to take direct and online exams subject to conditions. However, the examinations should be taken and evaluated on the advice of the Academic Council of the universities.
At the same time, 4 decisions were taken to bring the students of the university under the vaccine of Kovid-19 in the quickest time on a priority basis.
Deputy Minister of Education Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury, UGC Chairman Prof. Dr. Mahbub Hossain, Secretary of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education of the Ministry of Education. Kazi Shahidullah, UGC member Professor. Dil Afroza Begum, Professor. Md. Sajjad Hossain, Professor. Muhammad Alamgir, Professor. Biswajit Chand, Professor. Md. Abu Taher, Vice Chancellors of Public Universities, Secretary of the Ministry of Health, President and Secretary-General of the Bangladesh University Teachers Association Federation, President of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19, Secretary of the Ministry of Education and UGC were present.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Education Minister presented his statement on the future steps to be taken to keep the educational activities of the public universities of the country active and open. After a detailed discussion in the meeting, four decisions were taken in terms of reality in the interest of keeping the educational life of the students of the university active and safe. They are-
1. As per the instructions of the Prime Minister, all the students of the university will be brought under the vaccine of Covid-19 as soon as possible on a priority basis. The immunization program will begin with students in residential halls.
2. The final instructions on the content will be taken and evaluated by the UGC, subject to conditional direct attendance and the two guidelines for online examinations in the light of specific policies, subject to approval by the Academic Council of the respective universities.
3. The residential halls of the university will be opened after the completion of vaccination of covid-19 to the students of the university and the educational activities will be resumed as before in the direct presence of the students in the university.
4. Each university will prepare a recovery plan according to its own capabilities and realities to address the damage already done to the students’ education due to the covid-19 epidemic. A general guideline of this recovery plan will be prepared by the University Grants Commission and sent to the universities.
Everyone is delighted with the hope of opening all the private and public universities in the country. Dhaka International University English Department Chairman and Assistant-Professor S. Al-Zubayr said the UGC’s message of hope for the opening of the university has brought relief to parents and teachers across the country.
Students and their parents are repeatedly getting the news of the opening of the university by phone. This time we got such a positive response from UGC after the coronavirus came. I hope the Prime Minister and the Education Minister will decide to open the university by fixing the necessary restrictions on Corona.