In a bid to bolster the inoculation drive for university students, teachers and staff, the government has decided to set up separate vaccination centres in the university healthcare centres and upazilas.
In a statement issued on Thursday (August 26), the Education Ministry said that the healthcare centres at the universities will be used as vaccination points to inoculate university students, teachers and staff who did not receive a jab yet despite having NID cards.
Separate vaccination centres will be set up in educational institutions in each district, if required. Those will be overseen by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and the Education ministry, added the statement.
The Education Ministry has asked the universities’ authorities to collect data on students who are vaccinated, unvaccinated despite having NID, also students who do not have NID, students who possess NID but have not registered.
The statement added that the data must to sent to DGHS within a week.
Meanwhile, another list comprising of those who do not have NIDs but are above 18 years of age, will be sent to the Education Ministry.
Bangladesh will likely resume in-person classes and academic activities at universities across the country from October 15.
The decision comes following a virtual meeting by National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC), Education Ministry, Primary and Mass Education Ministry on Thursday afternoon regarding the resumption of education institutions in the country.
The meeting was chaired by Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni.