Dhaka University (DU) authority has taken a policy decision to arrange online examination considering the covid-19 pandemic situation. If the covid-19 situation does not become stable within July, the tests will be conducted online. In this regard, the authority is going to prepare to drive the exam.
DU Law Faculty Dean Prof Dr. Rahmot Ullah confirmed the information to Bangladesh Post.
The decision came out of a special meeting of the Deans committee held on Wednesday with Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.
Prof. Rahmot Ullah said, "If the covid-19 situation will not stable to take the exam in person in July, the test will be conducted online. In that case, the three-hour examination will be conducted in an hour or an hour and a half. So, we have to make a policy to deal with the new situation. The academic council will make the final decision about the policy."
The meeting was held while the University Grants Commission (UGC) urged the public universities to take the online exam to curb session jams.
Most of the students of Dhaka University are highly interested to sit the online exam and appreciate the decision to get rid of from session jam. They are expressing such views after the provost committee’s decision not to open the hall until students were vaccinated.
Students expressed their views on the university-based online platform. They said we are facing a critical situation staying at home for one year. Private Universities have already finished their semester. But we are falling behind. If the problem may not be solved, we have to face a thorny session in the job sector. So, anyhow we want to sit in the exam.
But one part of the students opposed on the decision. They said, huge students, live marginalised life. They don’t have devices, internet, and other relevant facilities to sit on the exam. They demanded to provide devices and data facilities to needy students.