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Dhaka University academic council has given approval to the government decision to take examinations and open the residential halls.

The academic council has also urged the government to ensure vaccination to all university teachers, students and staff by 17 April.

Earlier, the university authorities decided to open halls on 13 March for those who will appear in examinations. However, education minister Dipu Moni on Monday said residential halls of the universities would reopen on 17 May while the classes would resume on 24 May. No examination will be held before 24 May.

Following the new decision by the government, vice chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman called an emergency meeting of the academic council on Tuesday morning and gave the approval of the new decision. The academic council is the highest decision-making body of the university.

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After the meeting, the vice chancellor at a press briefing lauded prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her government for the decision to vaccinate all teachers, students and staff.

Akhtaruzzaman said the major examinations the authorities decided to hold targeting 13 March will not be held.

Asked about the students' move to return to the dormitories, vice chancellor Akhtaruzzaman said, "Our students always take logical stance and they will act in a responsible manner."

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