DOT Desk:  A group of teachers yesterday said that introduction of online classes in an unplanned and unprepared manner at universities will be suicidal and will create further discrimination among students, reports The Daily Star.  University Teachers’ Network an association of public and private university teachers from an online press conference demanded a special allowance of Tk 3,000 per month for each student infected with coronavirus. They also demanded 50 percent waiver of all tuition fees at private universities.  Dhaka University teachers Samina Luthfa and Bokhtiar Ahmed jointly read out the network’s position paper at the programme.  The network said that public universities can fall into different crises including increasing session jam due to closure of all universities since mid March. As crisis management, online education can be a possible way of continuation of education.  Universities were closed on March 17. The closure has since been extended till August 6.
 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in late April mentioned that educational institutions may remain closed till September if the Covid-19 situation does not improve.