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Jagannath University to hold in-person exams from October 7

Arrangements will be made to have students vaccinated who are yet to receive their Covid-19 shots

Update : 08 Sep 2021, 12:10 PM

Jagannath University (JnU) authorities have decided to hold in-person examinations for the first and second semesters from October 7.

While the first semester exams will begin from October 7, the second semester exams will start after two or three weeks, said Business Studies Faculty Dean Prof AKM Maniruzzaman.

The authorities have also taken preparations to hold the exams online in case the Covid-19 situation worsens further in Bangladesh.

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“We have taken preparations to conduct the exams online from October 10 if that happens. We do not want any delay. But now we are focused on taking in-person exams,” he said.

If any students fail to take the Covid-19 vaccines before sitting for the exams, necessary steps will be taken to have them get the shots, the dean added.

All students will be allowed to enter the exam hall following health guidelines.

Education Minister Dipu Moni has already said that the country's educational institutions will be ready to host students by September 9, before finally reopening three days later -- bringing to an end what Unicef has called the world's second-longest schools closure due to Covid-19.

Also Read: Bangladesh to reopen schools, colleges from September 12

“Ministry officials will complete field inspections within Sep 9 to observe whether the institutions are fully prepared to open their doors for students,” she said, after an inter-ministerial meeting at the cabinet division on September 5.

The decision to reopen all the primary, secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions on September 12 was finalised at the meeting.

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