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Online classes if corona cases keep rising, says Dipu Moni

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Tuesday said the government is not thinking of closing down educational institutions right now but if Covid-19 infections spread further in the country, they would go for online classes.

If it happens that the infection is spreading in the educational institutions and if it is not possible to keep continue in-person classes then they will go for online classes, she said. The education minister came up with the remarks after attending the Deputy Commissioners (DC) Conference at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital.

Dipu Moni said, “The deputy commissioners have been instructed to ensure preparation to take virtual classes in case educational institutes have to be closed down. If virtual classes are not possible in certain cases, institutes have to rely on giving assignments.”

Dipu Moni said the deputy commissioners have proposed to keep technical education in all institutions.

It has been proposed to keep deputy commissioners in the recruitment committees in high schools and colleges at upazila level, she also said.

The minister said, “So far 85 lakh students between the ages 12 to 18 have been vaccinated in the country but the government has not given directives to vaccinate students younger than this age group.”

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the three-day annual conference of Deputy Commissioners (DCs) virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban.