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Education - May 11, 2021

UGC mulls online exams for public universities

The University Grants Commission is considering allowing public universities to hold exams online keeping in mind that it would benefit students and also reduce session jams.

Vice chancellors of all public universities will sit in a meeting with the UGC on Thursday to discuss the process of holding online exams.

“UGC is considering that all public universities will complete student assessments online. We will sit in a meeting with VCs to discuss the assessment system of public universities. We cannot sit idle as the pandemic situation is uncertain,” UGC Member Prof Muhammed Alamgir told The Daily Star.

But taking exams online also depends on the universities as their academic councils or other bodies concerned will have the final say in this regard, he added.

Public universities were holding online classes as they could not take in-person classes since March 17 last year when the government closed all educational institutions due to the pandemic.

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