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Jagannath University to hold physical exams from Oct 7

Jagannath University to hold physical exams from Oct 7

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Authorities at Jagannath University have decided to hold physical examinations for the first and second semesters from October 7.

While the first semester exams will begin from October 7, the second semester exams will start after 2-3 weeks, said Dean of the Business Studies Faculty, Prof AKM Maniruzzaman.

The university authorities have also taken preparations to hold the examinations online in case the Covid situation worsens further in Bangladesh.

“We have taken preparations to conduct the exams online from October 10 if the Covid situation worsens further. We do not want any delay. But now we are focused on taking physical exams,” he said.

If any students fail to take the Covid jabs before sitting for the exams, necessary steps will be taken to get them the jabs, the dean added.

All students will be allowed to enter the exam hall following health guidelines.

Education minister Dr Dipu Moni has already said that the country's educational institutions will be ready to host students by September 9, before finally reopening three days later -- bringing to an end what Unicef has called the world's second-longest schools closure due to Covid-19.

“Ministry officials will complete field inspections within Sep 9 to observe whether the institutions are fully prepared to open their doors for students,” she said, after an inter-ministerial meeting at the cabinet division on September 5.

The decision to reopen all the primary, secondary and higher secondary-level educational institutions on September 12 was finalised at the meeting.