National University promotes 3.17 lakh first-year students
Authorities of National University have decided to promote 3,16,676 first-year students of academic session 2019-2020 to the second year.
They gave the promotions on one condition: students must sit for first-year exams when the Covid-19 situation improves, said a university statement yesterday.
The decision was taken as authorities could not take the final exams due to the pandemic, said the release.
Students who had filled forms to participate in exams of honours first-year were given promotion. They were also granted permission to take part in online classes.
Of the 3,16,676 students, 2,97,626 are regular students and 19,050 are irregular.
The detailed information will be available on the university's website: nu.ac.bd
Meanwhile, police yesterday barred a procession brought out by left-leaning student organisations, when the students went to besiege the education ministry, demanding reopening all educational institutions.
The organisations, under the banner "Pragatashil Chhatra Sanggathan Samuho", brought out the procession from Dhaka University's TSC around 11:45am.
When it reached near Secretariat link road around 12:45pm, police barricaded the road and resisted them.
Samajtantrik Chhatra Front President Al Kaderi Joy said, "Our demands are reopening educational institutions and vaccinating all students."
Tuition fees of students should be waived during the pandemic, he further said.
He added that the government should scrap the decision of imposing 15 percent income tax on private universities and private medical colleges.
On March 17 last year, the government closed all educational institutions to contain the spread of coronavirus. It led to cancellation of exams and left academic calendars in disarray. The government extended the closure to June 30 this year.