Classes to resume on a limited scale: Dipu Moni

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2021-01-24 10:34:30 || Updated: 2021-01-24 10:34:30

Now only the students of Class X and Class XII will have to attend their classes regularly as the educational institutions of the country have been asked to take all the preparations for resuming classes by February 4, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, reports UNB.

“Directives have been given to take preparations for resuming classes by February 4. Initially, after the reopening of educational institutions, the regular classes of only Class X and Class XII will be held,” she said on Sunday.

The Education Minister said this while speaking in Parliament about ‘Bangladesh Technical Education Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021′ paving the way to publish the results of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations by January 28 next.

She said the students of other classes will come to the educational institutions once a week and take their tasks for the whole week.

Dipu Moni said it is not possible to maintain the health directives properly as the number of students in Bangladesh’s educational institutions is huge and they have to sit in their respective classes crowdedly.

“So, there’ll be no scope to bring all the students at a time in the educational institutions,” she said.

Dipu Moni also mentioned that the public universities of the country will take admission tests on a cluster basis, apart from the four ones, which will be very much helpful for the students and guardians during this pandemic period.

On March 16, the government closed all educational institutions and coaching centres in Bangladesh from March 18 to March 31 amid the escalating Covid-19 pandemic.

Since then, the Classes have remained suspended but administrative activities gradually resumed.

How, the government has extended the closure on several occasions – first till 9 April, then 25 April, 5 May, 30 May, 6 August, 31 August, 3 October, and finally until 31 October.

 

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