Monday, 25 October, 2021

Conditional permission for pvt varsities to run in-person classes

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given conditional permission to private universities for conducting in-person classes and examinations after decision taken by their respective academic councils and syndicates.

For resumption of the physical teaching, teachers, students and staff of the universities must receive at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine or get registered for vaccination.

The UGC said the universities can conduct academic activities, including in-person classes and exams, through ensuring health guidelines with their own management.

It sent a letter signed by its Private University Director Md Omar Faruque to the vice-chancellors and registrars of all private universities on Thursday in this regard.

All the private universities remained closed since March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic but the universities are conducting online classes and exams.

Earlier on September 14, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni held a meeting with the VCs of public universities and UGC officials regarding the reopening of universities.

After the meeting, the minister asked the public universities to reopen after September 27 by taking approval from their academic councils and syndicates.