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‘Education ministry planning for reopening of academic institutions’

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 23rd August, 2021 06:05:34 PM
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‘Education ministry planning for reopening of academic institutions’

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The education ministry is preparing a plan for reopening of educational institutions soon, said Cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam.   

He came up with the information in response to a question of a journalist at a briefing after the cabinet meeting on Monday (August 23).  

The cabinet meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.  She joined it from Ganabhaban while cabinet members joined from the secretariat.  

Asked whether there is any discussion on reopening of academic institutions, the cabinet secretary said, “Earlier instruction was given in a meeting of the secretary. Talks were held today with the education ministry. They are planning in this regard. And the ministry concerned will hold a press briefing and disclose their plan about resumption of educational institutions.”  

The academic institutions have been closed since March 17, last year due to outbreak of coronavirus or Covid-19.

As per the latest decision of the government, the closure has been announced till August 31.