The government is considering to launch a dedicated TV channel for students so that they can take part in the digital classes throughout the year, Education Minister Dipu Moni told the parliament yesterday.
The minister said this in response to a question from Awami League lawmaker Shahiduzzaman Sarker from Naogaon-2.
At the beginning of the House sitting, Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, who presided over the event, tabled the question-answer scheduled for ministers.
Mentioning that in-person classes at universities will start with students getting vaccinated, the minister said all university students will be brought under inoculation programme as soon as possible on priority basis in line with the prime minister’s instructions.
She said the immunisation programme will begin with residential students. The dormitories will be opened after residential students are vaccinated and then, classes will begin, the minister said.
She said each university has been instructed to prepare recovery plans according to their own capabilities and realities, and take steps to implement them.
“A guideline from the University Grants Commission will be sent to the universities in this regard,” she added.
The minister said online classes are being taken at all universities at present. Exams are also being held online at private universities, she said.
Replying to a query, she said registration of educational institutions under Monthly Pay Order is an ongoing process. In light of the policy, educational institutions without MPO are gradually being enrolled in MPO on the basis of eligibility. All educational institutions which are not MPO registered will be considered for registration, she added.
She informed the parliament that out of 20,499 schools, 15,676 are taking classes online while 700, out of 4,238 colleges, have started online classes.
She also said online classes are being taken at district and upazila levels at the initiative of local administration.