Sangsad Bangladesh Television on Sunday started airing lessons for students of class VI to IX as all educational institutions remain shutdown due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country.
The classes began at 9:00am and continued till 12:00pm while those were broadcast again from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. This routine will be followed everyday from Sunday to Thursday.Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni at a meeting held on Sunday at International Mother Language Institute in the capital urged students for staying home and joining the TV classes every day.
She said the government took the initiative with a view to minimize possible academic losses of students during the shutdown period for the coronavirus pandemic.
“The whole world is now almost paralyzed due to the novel coronavirus, so we should be aware, maintaining social distance and health instructions to save us from the pandemic,” she said. Earlier, the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) initially published a five-day class routine on its website for the television lesson programme named ‘My School at My Home’.
According to the routine, everyday two 20-minute classes of each grade will be aired on the Sangsad television between 9.05 am and 12:00 noon.
Classes of VI grade students will be held between 9.05 and 9.45am, VII from 9.50 am to 10.30am, VIII from 10.35am to 11.15am and IX from 11.20 to 12:00 noon.
The classes will also be available at facebook page and youtube channel. The new routines of next days will be published on April 1.Besides, the directorate urged the schools’ authorities to email the lists of skilled teachers by March 30 for recording classes for X grade students.
The government on March 16 announced closing all the educational institutions till March 31 as part of the efforts to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. But later the shutdown extended till April 9.