Students to get vaccine jab by showing ID cards: Dipu Moni...

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 January 2022

Students to get vaccine jab by showing ID cards: Dipu Moni

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:41 PM, 10 January 2022   Updated: 02:58 PM, 10 January 2022

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni; File Photo

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni; File Photo

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni said students will no longer need to register for the coronavirus vaccine. From now on, students will get the vaccine jab only after showing their ID cards.

She informed this at a press briefing at the Secretariat in the capital on Monday. 

“For now, we will not close the educational institutions, the way the educational institutions were running on a limited scale - will be continued that way,” the Education Minister said. “Those who have been vaccinated with one dose by January 12 will come to class, the rest will take classes online and submit assignments.” 

“If everyone gets at least one dose of the vaccine, they will be able to take physical classes from then on.”

Education Minister said the total number of students aged 12-18 in the country is 1,16,23,322. Of these, 44 lakh people were vaccinated with the first dose and 4,19,554 people were vaccinated with the second dose. A total of 48,19,554 people have been vaccinated. The first dose is left for 75,54,606 people.

Vaccination has to be completed by January 15 in 397 upazilas, January 17 in 3 upazilas, January 20 in 56 upazilas, January 22 in 15 upazilas, January 25 in 35 upazilas and January 31 in 11 upazilas, the Education Minister said.

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 a directive issued by the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) last Saturday (January 8), vaccinations of almost all students will be completed by January 15. Students who have not been vaccinated since then will not be able to participate in class activities.

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