Dhaka University students returned to in-person classes yesterday after 18 months with Covid-19 infections and deaths in the country declining steadily.
Students wore masks and showed proof of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccination to enter classrooms.
Dhaka University Vice-chancellor, Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman, visited different classes in the Faculty of Arts at 11 am yesterday.
"I feel good to see my beloved students in classes. We will conduct both in-person and online classes, and definitely all students and teachers will have to follow health guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation," he said.
Rafiqul Islam, a student of Islamic History and Culture at the university, said, "This is an exciting day for me as we are attending in-person classes after about 600 days. Actually there is a huge difference between online and offline classes."
Masters and Honours final year students, who got at least one Covid-19 jab, started moving into their respective dormitories once the authorities reopened the residential halls of Dhaka University on 5 October.
Hall authorities welcomed the students with flowers, chocolates, and masks, and students were allowed into the halls upon showing vaccine certificates and valid ID cards.