The authorities of DU have asked all its institutes and departments to be ready for the upcoming challenge despite limited capability.
Dhaka University (DU) is going to start online academic activities from the first week of July amid ongoing coronavirus situation in the country, according to a press release signed by DU Public Relations Officer Mahmood Alam.
The decision to start online classes was made at a virtual meeting to review the progress and feasibility of online classes, chaired by DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman.
A committee headed by Prof ASM Maksud Kamal, newly nominated pro-VC (academic), has been formed to formulate policies for conducting online education activities and report on financial assistance issues, including the construction of an IT infrastructure.
On the other hand, DU VC Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman said: “We have already started online classes at multiple departments. We have instructed those who have not started yet to start the classes as much as possible by the first week of July.
“The main purpose of conducting online activities is to keep the students involved in academic activities. Tests will not be taken, only classes,” he added.