Saturday, July 4, 2020 | ePaper

DU to start online classes, provide health insurance to students

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
Dhaka University (DU) authorities have decided to start online classes and provide all its students health insurance amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The decision came at a meeting of the Dean's committee - chaired by DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof M Akhtaruzzaman - held at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate building on Tuesday.
A press release was issued by the university in this regard.
After various discussions on this issue, the concerned have been requested to take necessary initiatives for online classes, the press release read.
Deans and directors of the faculties and institutes will coordinate the process and send requisitions to the university's registrar after verifying the demands and deficits, the release added.
The Dean's committee said it would be quick and easy for them to determine the shortcomings and needs of the departments, teachers, and students of Dhaka University by starting virtual education as soon as possible despite having limited access.
However, university authorities are yet to decide when they will start teaching online.
Meanwhile, a six-member committee was formed at the meeting, led by Dr Kamal Uddin, the university treasurer and a professor of the department of international business.
The committee will formulate the necessary policies so that Dhaka University students can avail medical services at different hospitals with a minimum insurance premium in the Covid-19 crisis.
"Insurance will help us attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will also help Dhaka University move up in the list of top universities around the globe," the release added.
The Dean's committee also asked university departments and institutes to prepare a database on how they can contribute to achieving the 17 goals and 169 targets of the UN's SDGs and requested all to submit their proposals by June 30 to the Dhaka University Registrar Enamuzzman.
"However, the number of fresher seats in Dhaka University should be determined taking the capacity of the university into consideration, as well as national and international needs in order to improve the quality of education.
"Deans and directors have been requested to send necessary information in this regard, including the recommendations of the faculties to the central university authorities," read the release.
According to the release, over 7,000 students enrolled at Dhaka University in the academic session 2019-20.

More News For this Category

Hostel director remanded for evicting students

Staff Reporter :A Dhaka court has placed director of Alif Hostel Khorshed Alam on a one-day remand, in a case filed against the accused, for throwing out certificates, books

Wari goes under lockdown today

Wari goes under lockdown today

Staff Reporter :Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) is going to put its 41-No Ward in Wari under lockdown on Saturday.    The Directorate General of Health Services has already identified

Exhausted by the scorching summer heat, thirsty pedestrians take green coconut water at Paltan area in the capital on Friday.

Exhausted by the scorching summer heat, thirsty pedestrians take green coconut water at Paltan area in the capital on Friday.

.

Scorching heat grips Dhaka

Staff Reporter  :Scorching heat has gripped Dhaka, with Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) recording a maximum temperature of 35.4 degrees Celsius on Friday.On the day, the minimum temperature in the

Caretaker evict students, throws away belongings, put on remand

Staff Reporter :Police on Friday arrested a caretaker of a hostel who allegedly squandered valuable meterials along with educational certificates of over one hundred students in the capital failing

Prices of spice drop

Staff Reporter :Every year before ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslim community, the price of spices shoots up in Bangladesh as common scenario but

New version of virus spreads faster than original: Study

CNN  :A global study has found strong evidence that a new form of the coronavirus has spread from Europe to the US. The new mutation makes the virus more

BJMC urged to provide workers’ account numbers immediately

UNB :Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi today said the workers of 25 closed state-run jute mills will receive their wages for the month of June through their

Death toll soars globally 5,24,881

News Desk :With the sharp rise in infections in many countries, the global coronavirus deaths soared to 5,24,881 on Friday morning with total cases 1,10,23,455 and recovered 61,78,566, according

Infant, woman killed in Dhaka

Staff Reporter :A five-month-old infant in Adabor and a woman in Mohammadpur were killed in the capital today.In Adabor, a five-month-old baby girl was killed in a slum adjacent