Schools, colleges will remain open during Ramadan
Published: 10:42 AM, 28 February 2021
Usually, educational institutions remain closed every year during the month of Ramadan. However, Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni said that all primary, secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions across the country will remain open this year.
The decision was made at an inter-ministerial meeting at the Secretariat on Saturday evening.
In the meeting, it has been decided that all primary, secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions across the country will reopen on March 30. The examinations will be taken after 60 working days of the opening of the educational institutions.
The education minister said that after reopening the educational institutions, the examination will be taken at the end of lessons on 60 working days except for the weekly and Eid holidays.
She said SSC exams would be on the shortened syllabus and the lessons for those could be completed in 60 working days. The same goes for HSC but it would take 80 days of imparting lessons.
Meanwhile, one lakh students of the country will be vaccinated against corona before the opening of educational institutions, the education minister said.
The inter-ministerial meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam, Senior Secretary of Public Security Division Mustafa Kamal Uddin, Secretary of Secondary and Higher Education Division Mahbub Hossain, Secretary of Health Services Division Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Secretary of Technical and Madrasa Education Division Md Aminul Islam Khan, Cabinet Secretary (Coordination and Reforms) Md Kamal Hossain, Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed, Director General of Directorate General of Health Services Professor Dr. Abul Bashar Mohammed Khurshid Alam and other officials.
All educational institutions across the country have remained closed since March 17 following detection of the first Covid-19 case in the country on March 8.