RAJSHAHI: Academic activities, including classes, of Rajshahi University (RU) are going to resume on October 21 (Thursday) after around one and half years closure due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
RU authority took the decision at its academic council meeting held at the Senate Building recently with Vice-chancellor Professor Golam Sabbir Sattar in the chair.
Meanwhile, the RU reopened its students' dormitories last Sunday morning after around 19 months of unexpected closure due to the pandemic.
With this breakthrough, students have started entering into their respective dormitories since the reopening day.
The hall authorities set up hand sanitization basins at the entrance point for the students.
On the other hand, the public varsity has launched an inoculation campaign on the same day aimed at bringing its students under the first dose and second dose Covid-19 vaccination amid resuming dormitories and academic activities.
It has also opened a 24-bed Covid-19 isolation room at the medical centre. Apart from this, the RU authority has issued ten-point directives after its decision of resuming academic activities, including classes.
Taking at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine for all students has been made mandatory. Otherwise, none will be allowed to enter dormitory and classroom, it added.