Brac University authorities in a rejoinder to the news item titled "Certificates, without any exams" published on April 30 said the university has not issued any certificates to its students of the current semester.
"The current semester's grades have still not been finalized," said the rejoinder.
"When the government ordered academic institutions to close campuses in March, Brac University continued the semester by offering classes online. Once the government issued a second order to extend the shutdown, the university sought a fair way to conclude the semester's activities.
"At the time, the UGC had not issued any directive on the matter. When the UGC did request universities to halt all grading, online exams and admissions, the university immediately paused both grade finalization and admissions," it said.
"The university still awaits UGC's directive on how to conclude the spring semester. Meanwhile, as has been widely reported, the Education Ministry has instructed universities to conduct online classes and online exams," it added.
It was a misunderstanding on our part that the word "certificate" was used in the report. Actually, the students were sent grading sheets of their subjects for Spring 2020 semester from the official email ID of the university on March 30.
The Business Standard has a copy of the final grade sheet for the subject "Elements of Statistics and Probability" for the Department of CSE.
We stand corrected.