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DU to hold year-end exams online if Covid situation doesn't improve

Published : Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 at 8:22 PM  Count : 258

DU to hold year-end exams online if Covid situation doesn't improve
The Dhaka University deans' committee have decided to hold the year-end examinations online if the coronavirus situation does not improve in the meantime.

Though the examinations will be held online, all the residential halls will remain closed.

The decision was taken at a virtual meeting held on Wednesday afternoon with vice-chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.

Confirming the matter, Professor ASM Maksud Kamal, pro vice-chancellor of the university, said the decision was taken at a meeting of the deans' committee on Wednesday afternoon.

He said they were keeping their fingers crossed to take the examinations in-person from July 1. But it will be held online in due time if the virus situation does not improve.

He also disclosed that the deans of the faculties and the directors of the institutes had been entrusted with formulating a strategy aimed at ensuring the acceptability of the examinations and students' participation.

They were asked to submit the strategy paper within two weeks.

At the same time, the teachers will be provided with necessary training about taking online examinations.

These decisions will soon be approved at a special meeting of the University's Academic Council, added Professor Maksud Kamal.

Due to Covid induced adverse situation, the normal academic activities at the university have remained shut since March 18 last year.

No classes and examinations have taken place since then, except those of online platforms.

SZA



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