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JU halls reopen after 18 months

  • JU Correspondent
  • 12 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Monday reopened its residential halls after 18 months of closure for corona situation in the country.

The students of both masters and honour's programmes except the first-year students, who received at least one Covid-19 vaccine, started moving to their respective dormitories after the gates had opened at around 8.30m.

The students were allowed inside the halls after they showed their vaccine certificates and hall ID cards.

They were welcomed with flowers, snacks, sanitizer and masks while maintaining the Covid-19 health safety guidelines.

Speaking to daily sun, Professor Dr Sohel Ahmed, provost of Shaheed Rafiq-Jabbar Hall, said, “After a long closure of 18 months, the university has reopened today.  We are very happy to get our students. We are welcoming them through various arrangements. As per the decision of the university, we are giving permission to the students who have completed 1 dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Hopefully the students will follow the full hygiene rules.”

The university administration has already made arrangements to vaccinate the students.  I request the students who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated immediately, he added.

Meanwhile, the university authorities have installed a total of six vaccination booths at the Wazed Miah Science Research Centre to inoculate the students who did not receive any dose of Covid vaccine.

Director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Meerjady Sabrina Flora inaugurated the 3 day-long vaccination campaign at about 10:00am while JU Vice-chancellor NurulAlam, treasurer Rasheda Akhter, registrar Rahima Kaneez, proctor ASM Firoz-ul-Hasan were also present at the programme.

Earlier on October 2, JU authorities decided to reopen residential halls of the university on October 11 at a syndicate meeting. Academic activities of the university will be resumed from October 21.