Closure of educational institutions extended till Jan 30
Published : Friday, 15 January, 2021 at 5:23 PM Count : 424
The government has again extended the closure of all educational institutions until 30 January, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, Qawmi Madrasa will be exempt from this order.
Mohammad Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the Education Ministry, said this on Friday.
The Prime Minister's Office sought recommendation from the Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Primary and Mass Education over further extending closure of educational institutions.
Later on Thursday morning, the ministries held a virtual meeting in this regard and decided to extend the shutdown of schools and other educational institutions, considering the current pandemic situation and the opinion of the Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has prepared a syllabus for giving assignments to students.
The government closed all educational institutions to prevent the spread of coronavirus on March 16 last year. Earlier, the closure was extended till January 16 this year.
Bangladesh’s COVID--19 caseload stood at 526,485 on Friday with 7,862 deaths with a mortality rate of 1.49 per cent. So far, 471,123 virus patients – 89.48 per cent – have recovered in the country.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.