The deans' committee of Dhaka University yesterday recommended holding final examinations of all academic years via online.
The committee recommended the examinations start from July 1, given that the Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh does not improve by June, confirmed pro vice-chancellor Prof ASM Maksud Kamal.
The recommendation came from a virtual meeting comprising of members of the committee, including deans of all faculties and the pro-VCs. DU VC Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman chaired the afternoon session.
"The deans of faculties concerned have been asked to prepare a strategy paper within two weeks on how the online tests will be conducted," pro-VC Maksud Kamal told The Daily Star.
Speaking to this correspondent, VC Prof M Akhruzzaman said, "As midterm exams are already being conducted online, faculty members have recommended we also take the bigger exams online. This will be finalised through re-discussion at the university academic council meeting."
According to sources, the meeting of the academic council is scheduled to be held today.