Educational institutions to reopen on Sep 12: Education Minister
The government has decided to reopen educational institutions on September 12 as the coronavirus detection rate in the country has come down to less than 10 percent. Class teaching will also start from this day.
Education minister Dr. Dipu Moni came up with the development at a press conference on Sunday afternoon.
The minister further said that preparations for opening educational institutions will be completed by September 9 and classes will be resumed for fifth, SSC, and HSC candidates from September 12.
SSC and HSC examinees of the year 2021 and 2022 and students of class-5 who will sit for primary education completion exam will have regular classes.
Students of classes 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 will come to class only one day per week, said the minister.
Educational institutions have remained shut for nearly 17 months since the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
On March 17, 2020, the government closed all educational institutions to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The closure — recently extended till August 31 — has led to cancellation of exams and has left academic calendars in disarray.