H K Jibon, IU Correspondent
The authorities of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia asked the departmental chairmen to prepare lists of indigent students who will need assistance to buy smartphones for attending online classes during the corona crisis.
A press release, signed by IU Acting Registrar S M Abdul Latif, was issued in this regard on Thursday.
The chairmen of all departments were asked to send the lists of the needy students to the Registrar of the university by August 19.
Further steps would be taken as part of the direction of University Grants Commission in this regard, the release said.
Contacted, IU VC Professor Dr Rashid Askari said, “I thank the government for the initiative to help the financially underprivileged students with digital devices. It is really a very timely attempt to minimize the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on our education sector and it will help solve the problems of the digital divide in Bangladesh.”