Universities to be reopened after confirming 2-dose vaccine jabs
Published: 03:39 PM, 26 May 2021
Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni speaking at the Zoom conference; Photo: Collected
The universities will be reopened only after 100 percent of the students in the residential halls are vaccinated with two doses of coronavirus, said the Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni.
She said this at a virtual press conference on Wednesday.
During this, the Education Minister announced to extend the closure of the educational institution by another phase till June 13.
The public universities of the country which have residential halls - the university will be reopened after giving two doses of vaccine to 100 percent students in the halls, she said, informing that “the universities that do not have halls likely to be reopened from June 13.”
The Education Minister said the university was supposed to be opened in May. There were some challenges in maintaining hygiene in the residential halls at that time. As a result, we wanted to confirm the issue of vaccines.
“On January 25, I sent a letter to the Ministry of Health asking for vaccinations for 2,96,739 students, 15,000 teachers and 32,000 employees. Besides, some more lists have been sent, but couldn’t confirm in the middle due to vaccine crisis.”
Now that the vaccine has been made available, we are going to make it a priority basis for the residential students in the halls to get vaccinations, Dr. Dipu Moni said.
Educational institutions have been closed since March 17 last year after the coronavirus was detected in the country. The closure period was extended in several phases. However, many institutions are offering online classes.