Dhaka University authorities have decided to reopen its residential halls on October 5 next for the master’s and honours final-year students who have taken at least one dose of anti-Covid vaccine.
The decision was taken at a Syndicate meeting held with VC Prof Aktheruzzaman in the chair on Saturday.
The university central library, science library and the seminar rooms of all departments will be reopened for students from September 26 and those will remain open from 10 am to 5pm, said DU Pro-VC (Education) ASM Maksud Kamal.
He added that student IDs and the proof of having at least one vaccine dose will be strictly monitored by the university authorities.
Aiming to raise health awareness, banners and festoons will be hung at the visible places of every residential hall and academic building with guidelines for following the hygiene rules.
Upon getting vaccinated, the dormitories will be reopened for the honors 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students in phases, the Pro-VC said.
According to the syndicate decision, residential halls cannot be crowded as before and no so-called 'Gono rooms' will be allowed there to continue. “Only regular resident students will be accommodated in the dormitories in accordance with the health protocols,” Maksud Kamal said.
The date for resuming in-person classes will be fixed after all the students of the university come under the vaccination programme.