The Dhaka University authorities urged its departments and Institutes to take initiative to begin online classes from the first week of July.
The decision came from a meeting on Thursday which was organised to evaluate the feasibility of online classes and to find the way and necessary steps to mitigate the academic losses the students faced due to indefinite shutdown of the University.
The meeting was attended by deans, chairmans of departments and directors of different Institutes with the vice-chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman, said a press release of the University.
A committee was also formed to formulate a policy to regulate online classes, headed by new pro-VC (Education) Professor Maksud Kamal.
Though many departments already began online classes, most of the departments yet to go for online classes considering that large numbers of students don’t have the facilities to attend online classes but as the coronavirus pandemic seems not going soon, university authorities reviewed its decision.
A week after the country reported its first COVID-19 case on March 8 the DU authorities suspended all academic activities until March 28.
The suspension, which was later extended for an indefinite period, resulted in cancellation of mid-term examinations of many departments.
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