Closure of educational institutions extended till August 6

Sun Online Desk

15th June, 2020 03:26:58 printer

Closure of educational institutions extended till August 6

The government has extended the closure of all the educational institutions of the country until August 6 considering the worsening coronavirus situation.

The decision has been taken considering the safety of the students amid the global pandemic, Mohammad Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the Education Ministry said.

On March 16, the government closed all educational institutions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. No classes have been held since that day.

Educational activities of about four crore students are being hampered due to coronavirus crisis. Holding of HSC examinations has been deferred for an indefinite period. First-term exams of primary schools and half yearly exams of secondary schools have also been deferred for the crisis.

The government started TV education through Sangsad TV for secondary students on March 29, for primary students on April 7, and for technical and madrassa students on April 19, so that students can make up for some of the losses due to closure of the educational institutions.

Bangladesh on Monday reported 3099 new coronavirus cases in the span of 24 hours, raising the number of total confirmed cases to 90,619.

“The deadly virus claimed 38 more lives during the same period, taking the death toll in the country to 1209,” said Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana at its daily online briefing.