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Dhaka, Sunday   20 September 2020

Shutdown of edu institutions may extend further

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:18 PM, 29 July 2020   Updated: 05:59 PM, 29 July 2020

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Educational institutions have been declared shut down till August 6 due to the prevailing situation of coronavirus in the country. The shutdown period may be extended further as the situation is not normal, according to the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and the Ministry of Education.

It was learned that classes may start from September by announcing a full shut down in August. Classes will be started by shortening the syllabus keeping in view the issue of acquiring knowledge as per the age and class of the students.

All educational institutions in the country have been shut down for the last four months due to coronavirus. The shutdown has already been declared in all educational institutions till August 8. As the Eid-ul-Azha holiday starts from July 31, the holiday may be announced. Besides, the HSC examination which was scheduled to be held in March this year could not be started due to the virus situation.

Although PEC-Ebtedayee and JSC-JDC examinations are scheduled to be held in November, these examinations may be postponed and held in December. There are even alternative options to extend the academic year by two months if the situation is not normal by September.

When asked Akram-al-Hossain, Senior Secretary at the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, said the current situation did not allow for the opening of educational institutions. The decision to extend the holiday may be taken in consultation with the Ministry of Education on Wednesday.

However, preparations are being made to open the educational institution in September in compliance with the health rules. The syllabus is being shortened considering the working day, he also said, adding, “National Academy for Primary Education (NAPE) has started working on this.”