Educational instts likely to be opened on limited scale in mid Nov: Dipu Moni
Published : Thursday, 29 October, 2020 at 3:13 PM Count : 371
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has hinted that the country's educational institutions are likely to be opened on a limited scale in the middle of November.
"The government is thinking about reopening of the educational institutions only for the SSC and HSC students," said the minister at a virtual press briefing on Thursday.
In the briefing, she informed that the government has extended the closure of educational institutions till November 14 to prevent the spread of Covid 19.
bdnews24.com adds: "I have reviewed many issues, including whether some institutions can be opened on a limited scale. We will review more information over the next two weeks and try to open educational insititutions on a limited scale if the situation is favourable.”
The government announced the closure of all schools and other educational institutions in the country on Mar 17 following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The shutdown period has since been extended on several occasions, most recently until Oct 31.
The rampant epidemic also resulted in the cancellation of the HSC and equivalent exams, originally slated for Apr 1.
The government has also scrapped PEC exams for the fifth graders, and JSC and JDC exams for the eighth graders along with the annual exams for students of Class VI to Class X.