Written by Zulfick Farzan
26 Oct, 2021 | 10:06 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); The University Grants Commission on Tuesday (26) announced that universities will re-open in phases, prioritizing examinations and practical sessions.
Chairman of the UGC Sr. Professor Sampath Amaratunge speaking to News 1st said all the Vice-Chancellors of Universities, health officials, and the UGC representatives held a special discussion on reopening universities.
“Universities will re-open in phases. VCs are responsible for deciding on which faculties will be called in for academics. However, it will not apply for Medical & Applied Health Science Faculties,” he said.
He added that only students who are fully vaccinated and have obtained the second dose two weeks prior to re-opening the university will be permitted to enter the premises.
Sr. Professor Sampath Amaratunge said 90% of the university students have been vaccinated, and the respective universities will also arrange for those who are yet to obtain the vaccine to do so at the university premises.
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