News Desk: The University Grants Commission has moved away from the decision to test in the classroom due to the increase in infections and deaths in the second wave of coronavirus. The decision was taken at a zoom meeting of the University Grants Commission and vice-chancellors of various public universities on Thursday (May 8).
After that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University Vice Chancellor spoke to the media. Munaj Ahmed Noor. He said the technical committee of the University Grants Commission has prepared a guideline for online examinations. All universities have to take the exam following this guideline. There is talk of how to ask questions, how to monitor the test. In addition, a committee headed by Dil Afroza Begum, a member of the University Grants Commission (UGC), was formed on the instructions of the Ministry of Education to make recommendations on taking online exams. The UGC meeting with the vice-chancellors also decided that a number of procedures should be followed as per the recommendations of the committee. These include creative work, multiple choice questions, scheduled class exams and oral exams.
Students must have cameras and microphones on their devices (laptops, computers and mobile phones) while taking these tests. Meanwhile, the meeting was told that the universities would have to decide at their academic council meeting how to conduct the exams. The council will fix the examination structure only for taking academic examinations there. Regarding theoretical or practical examinations, the UGC says that if the teaching of these courses is done online or in person, the final assessment will have to be done online.
However, only those practical courses which cannot be completed without hand-pen work, have to be completed physically later. It has also been asked to follow the ongoing procedure in the case of assessment. In addition, the video of the practical class has to be uploaded on the website of the concerned department and sent to the students by e-mail.
Students will analyze this information and send a brief report to the concerned teacher. Supervision of thesis or project which is not based on lab can be done physically or online according to the hygiene rules. In order to complete online classes and exams smoothly, internet availability and required speed must be ensured in remote areas. The Ministry of Education will request the appropriate authorities in this regard.