Students of 7 DU affiliated colleges block Nilkhet

Staff Correspondent
24 February 2021, Wed
Published: 04:40 Updated: 07:37

Students of 7 DU affiliated colleges block Nilkhet

Education Ministry release on Wednesday said that examinations of Dhaka University affiliated seven colleges will continue but no hall will be opened.

Students from seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University blocked Nilkhet intersection, protesting the postponement of their ongoing examinations, according to media reports.

The blockade created heavy traffic congestion in the area causing immense suffering to commuters, according to souce.

On the other hand, the students also took to the streets after the Dhaka University authorities at a meeting with principals of the seven colleges decided to postpone all the exams till May 1, citing the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday night.

The agitating students blocked the road around 9 am as declared earlier, according to Dhaka College students.
Earlier,  Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said that before reopening, the teachers, students and employees will be vaccinated.

The government decided to reopen the residential halls of all universities on May 17 and resume classes on May 24. The Ministry of Education issued a directive to keep all the examinations postponed till then, she added.