In-person classes have been suspended at Rajshahi University till February 6, in light of the latest surge in Covid-19 cases across the country.
The residential halls of the university will however remain open, so that physical attendance in classes can be resumed as soon as possible, once it is deemed safe again.
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The decision came from an emergency meeting held at the administration building of the university Friday evening, following a Cabinet Division order in the wake of an alarming surge in Covid cases in the country, said Prof Pradip Kumar Pandey, administrator of the university's Public Relations Office.
All offices of the university will remain open on a limited scale during the period from 9am to 2pm maintaining hygiene rules. All emergency services -- electricity, water, gas, internet, healthcare -- on the campus will also remain uninterrupted, according to a statement from Prof Pandey.
At the same time, it has been left up to each individual department to decide whether to hold in-person examinations maintaining hygiene protocols.
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RU authorities meanwhile advised the students to stay on in the campus, but in their respective dormitories adhering to all Covid-safety protocols and avoiding all public gatherings. The authorities also urged all concerned not to arrange meetings or seminars on the university campus.
The students on Friday afternoon staged a demonstration and demanded to keep the campus and dormitories open.