DU to hold virtual final exams if Covid situation remains unchanged


5th May, 2021 09:41:28 PM printer

DU to hold virtual final exams if Covid situation remains unchanged

The Deans Committee of Dhaka University have decided to hold the final examinations of all academic years online if the coronavirus situation  does not improve in the meantime.

The recommendation came from a virtual meeting of the committee comprising deans of all faculties.

Professor ASM Maksud Kamal, pro vice-chancellor of the university, confirmed the news to UNB.

“ We are hoping that the Covid situation will improve by July. In that case, we will take examinations in person from 1 July. But if the status quo does not change favourably, we will go for online examinations,” he said.

He also added that the Deans of all the faculties have been asked to formulate strategies  within two weeks on  how the exams will be taken.

The teachers will be provided with necessary training about taking online examinations in the meantime, he claimed.

The deans' committee's recommendation will be finalised  tomorrow at the meeting of the university's academic council, concluded the Pro VC.

The normal academic activities at Dhaka University  have been at a standstill since  March 18 last year due to the outbreak of coronavirus. This has been a reason of immense frustration among the University’s students, especially those studying in final year.