The policy has been made to coordinate onsite and online education
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has finalized the draft of a blended learning policy so that Bangladesh is not left behind in higher education.
The draft was finalized on Wednesday at a virtual meeting of the committee working to formulate the policy to update the teaching-learning system in higher education by coordinating onsite and online education.
The final draft of the policy titled “Blended Learning for Bangladesh” will be sent to the Ministry of Education for the approval of the government, a press release said.
The policy has been made to coordinate onsite and online education, so that universities can continue academic programs and courses in a post covid era, according to the release.
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While addressing the meeting, Prof Dr Bishwajit Chanda said: “If any student gets deprived of the opportunity of participating in in-person classes, he or she will be able to make up the losses from recorded classes as there will be plenty of multimedia content.”
If the policy can be applied to the country’s higher education, it will be possible to continue education in full swing during any kind of disaster or outbreak, he added.
It will also reduce the rate of dropout and make students more competent for any job in the competitive world, he further said.