RU in-person classes resume

Publish: 9:44 PM, October 21, 2021 | Update: 9:44:PM, October 21, 2021

RAJSHAHI, – Academic activities, including classes in-person, in Rajshahi University (RU) began today after around 19 months of unexpected closure due to Covid-19 pandemic situation. Earlier, the varsity authority opened the students’ dormitories on Sunday last for the convenience of the students.

With this breakthrough, students have started entering into their respective dormitories since the reopening day, getting back to the normal situation in the campus. The hall authorities set up hand sanitization basins at the entrance point for the students.

Vice-chancellor Prof Golam Sabbir Sattar accompanied by Pro-vice- chancellors Prof Chowdhury Jakaria and Prof Sultan-Ul-Islam went round different classrooms exchanging pleasantries with the students today.

He said they have taken the decision of cancelling the scheduled summer and winter vacations of the current year to recoup the academic losses. Meanwhile, the public varsity has launched an inoculation campaign on the same day aimed at bringing its students under the first dose and second dose Covid-19 vaccination amid resuming dormitories and academic activities.

It has also opened a 24-bed Covid-19 isolation room at the medical centre to deal with any emergency situation. Apart from this, the RU authority has issued ten-point directives after its decision of resuming academic activities, including classes. The directives must be followed by the students while attending classes and staying in dormitories. Taking at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine for all students has been made mandatory. Otherwise, none will be allowed to enter dormitory and classroom, it added.