Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said on Friday that changing mindsets of both teachers and students is important to introduce online classes and exams in country’s public and private universities.
“Though we have some challenges while introducing online classes and examinations, but we have to overcome those as we have no other option”, she told an online webinar titled ‘Coping with COVID-19: Higher Education Challenges and Responses in Bangladesh’ .“COVID-19 situation can’t be removed overnight. In this situation, we can’t put up a stake the future of our students and the new generation towards uncertainty”, said the minister.
Dipu Moni said the country has advanced much towards digitalisation but the scenario is quite different in terms of the country’s public universities as those are yet to digitalize.
The minister said, “We can arrange training programs for teachers if needed and can help students have smart phone who are unable to effort by themselves”.
DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Dr Nasreen Ahmed, Dean of DU Social Science Faculty Dr Sadeka Halim, Chairmen of Mass Communication and Journalism Department Dr Kaberi Gayen also addressed the program, organised by DU Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) and Microgovernance Research Initiative (MGR) the webinar.
Around 120 people from different universities, institutions and NGO’s took part in the last webinar of the series ‘How is Bangladesh Confronting the Pandemic-COVID 19?’ conducted by Aynul Islam, Associate Professor of DU Political Science Department.