After public universities and colleges, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has taken an initiative to inoculate private university students and teachers.
Meanwhile, vaccination for residential students of public universities and colleges are already ongoing.
A letter signed by UGC's private university branch director Omar Faruk has been sent along with the VC and Registrar of all private universities recently.
In that letter, UGC has asked for providing information from universities to register students for the Covid-19 vaccine to ensure immunization. At the same time, teachers, officers and employees below the age of 30 of these universities have been asked to fill in the information and sent those by July 28.
An official of UGC's private university management division told Bangladesh Post on condition of anonymity, "Every student's NID, passport or unique ID is being prepared and sent to the Ministry of Education. Vaccine availability and allotment in the country are gradually increasing. We expect that the vaccination of private universities will start as soon as the immunization of residential students of the public universities is done. "
Earlier on March 1, the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education of the Ministry of Education issued a notification asking the students of private universities to send information to UGC.
At that time, it was said that the government has decided to vaccinate teachers, students and employees of the private universities on an emergency basis. As part of this, teachers and staff aged 40 or over were asked to register at www.Surokkha.gov.bd.
The ministry has prepared two separate charts for teachers, staff and students. Among these, name, designation, number of national identity card, date of birth, name of district and upazila should be mentioned. In case of students, the name and class of the student should be mentioned in place of the designation.
Welcoming the decision of the government, North South University Vice Chancellor Professor Atiqul Islam told the media that it is definitely a very good decision. This will create a platform for direct teaching in the classroom. It will inspire students to come to the classroom.