Thursday, 28 October, 2021

Long Wait Is Over

DU libraries reopen after 18 months

  • DU Correspondent
  • 27 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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DU libraries reopen after 18 months
Students of Dhaka University engross in reading and writing as its library reopens to them on Sunday after an 18-month Coronavirus-induced closure. The library opens only for honours fourth year and masters students and the residential halls will open on October 5. — SUN PHOTO

The libraries of Dhaka University (DU) reopened for the students of honours final year and master’s courses on Sunday after 18 months of closure.

The students, who have received at least one dose of corona vaccine, were allowed to enter the libraries.

The students were given masks by the university and asked to follow the health guidelines.

But some eyewitnesses said that the many students entered the Science Library without following health rules.

Former students and outsiders, who are not allowed to enter the libraries, also entered.

DU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman visited the Central Library at around 12:00 noon.

The students followed the central decision and behaved responsibly, the VC said while talking to reporters.

"I sincerely thank them. We seek everyone's cooperation in the process of returning to normal activities," he said.

"It is our expectation that the campus will be full of students. We want to celebrate the centenary of the university with our students next November,” he said in reply to a question about entry of the students of other batches.

“We are going through a rule. Hopefully, we will be able to bring all students back to campus step by step," he also said.

Earlier on September 15, the university Syndicate decided to reopen the libraries on September 26 and the dormitories on October 5 for the honours final year and master's students.