Seven college exams decisions today
Published: 12:02 PM, 23 February 2021
The university authorities have called a meeting today to decide on the examinations of seven government colleges affiliated with Dhaka University.
“The meeting is scheduled to be held at 3:00 pm with the principals of seven colleges and three concerned deans,” said Dhaka University Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor ASS Maqsud Kamal on Monday night.
Education Minister Dipu Moni told an online press conference at 2:15 pm on Monday that classes would resume in government, autonomous and private universities of the country from May 24 after the Holy Eid-ul-Fitr. Before that, the residential halls will open on May 17. However, residential students must be given Covid-19 vaccines before coming into the hall.
Following the announcement, the National University authorities suspended their ongoing examinations until further notice. In such a situation, the issue of what will happen about the examination of seven colleges comes to the fore.
Dhaka College Principal IK Selim Ullah Khandaker, who is in charge of supervising the educational activities of the seven colleges (focal point), said that the Dhaka University authorities will definitely take action in this regard after the announcement of the Education Minister.
In February 2016, Dhaka University became affiliated to Dhaka College, Eden Women’s College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Women’s College, Mirpur Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College. The total number of students in these is about 200,000.
Although the colleges have been affiliated with Dhaka University to reduce the pressure on the national university and increase the quality of education, the problems have not been resolved yet.
According to the students, the main problem of the colleges is not taking the exams on time and publishing the results late. The students started a movement at different times to demand a solution to this problem.