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Educational institutions may reopen Sep 12: Dipu Moni

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:56 PM, 3 September 2021   Updated: 01:57 PM, 3 September 2021

Education Minister Dipu Moni; File Photo

Education Minister Dipu Moni; File Photo

The government has decided to open primary, secondary and higher secondary educational institutions across the country from September 12. 

“SSC examination will be held in November and HSC examination in December,” Education Minister Dipu Moni told reporters on Friday.

She said the schools, colleges may be reopened from September 12. However, the final decision will be taken at the inter-ministerial meeting on September 5 regarding the opening of the educational institutions.

Earlier, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said all medical colleges in the country would reopen from September 13.

Incidentally, The first COVID cases in the country was detected on March 6 last year. Considering the risk of infection, the government announced the closure of all types of educational institutions in the country on March 17. After several attempts, the educational institutions could not be reopened due to the pandemic. The ongoing closure will continue till September 11.

At a recent meeting of secretaries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed to open all educational institutions immediately. After that, preparations were started to open educational institutions.