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In-person classes resume in secondary schools, colleges after month-long closure

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 22nd February, 2022 10:16:24 AM
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In-person classes resumed partially at high schools, colleges and universities across the country today in the wake of the significant improvement of the coronavirus situation.

The students taking two doses of corona vaccine were allowed in the classrooms, according to the decision by the education ministry.

Anumber of universities, including Dhaka University, also resumed in-person classes today.

The primary and mass education ministry said on Sunday that in-person classes will resume in primary schools across the country on March 2.

Earlier, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni declared the decision at a press conference to resume in-person classes at secondary and higher secondary-level educational institutions on February 22.

She also said, “Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed strictly when in-person classes begin at the educational institutions.”

Dipu Moni also said that the students receiving only one dose of corona vaccine can attend online classes.

The minister said the decision was taken following the recommendations of The National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 and directives from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

There are 1.28 crore students from grades six to 12. About 1.27 crore students have already received the first dose and 34 lakh received the second dose.

The minister further said that the government has also planned to bring students below 12 under the vaccination campaign.

Once classes resume for 2022, SSC candidates will need to attend four classes and students of grade 10 three classes a week.

Students from grades VIII-IX will attend three classes twice a week and sixth and seventh graders three classes once a week.

Educational institutions were shut from March 17, 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resumed partially on September 12 last year.