Classes to continue on limited scale: Education Minister
Published: 12:51 PM, 10 January 2022 Updated: 05:21 PM, 10 January 2022
Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni; Photo Collected from TV
Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni said classes will be conducted in a limited range for the time being. If the situation worsens, a decision will be taken later.
“COVID cases have been on the rise in the country for several days now. Over a thousand were detected with the virus over the past few days,” she said this at a press briefing on Monday.
Earlier, a meeting of the Ministry of Education was held with the National Advisory Committee for about an hour and a half on Sunday night. During the meeting, the members of the technical committee gave various suggestions to the Education Minister.
According to the meeting sources, “emphasis will be laid on vaccination” to students by keeping the educational institutions open for the time being. Those who have been vaccinated will attend the class in person. Those who have not yet been vaccinated will join the online classes at home.
Besides, although it is not possible to bring primary school students under the vaccine campaign, their classes will continue for the time being in compliance with the hygiene rules.
Meanwhile, a directive from the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) said on Saturday (January 8) that the vaccinations of almost all students would be completed by January 15. Students who have not been vaccinated since then will not be able to participate in class activities.
It is to be noted that the educational institution has reopened on September 12 after being closed for almost a year and a half due to the COVID pandemic.