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Ramadan schedules for primary, secondary schools fixed

Ramadan schedules for primary, secondary schools fixed

Primary and Mass Education Ministry and Ministry of Education informed that the country’s government primary schools will remain open for the first 10 days of Ramadan  (till Mar 21) and secondary level schools will remain open until Mar 25. As the Supreme Court stayed a High Court order to keep primary and secondary schools closed in the holy month of Ramadan, the two ministries officially announced the school timings on Tuesday (Mar 12), local media reported.

On Feb 8, the Education Department in an order informed that classes in public and private secondary and lower secondary schools will continue from March 11 to 25. The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education also asked the educational institutes to take necessary measures to continue teaching activities in government primary schools for the first 10 days of the holy Ramadan. But the validity of the government decision was challenged through a writ petition.

On Mar 10, a High Court division bench comprising Justice KM Kamrul Kader and Justice Khizir Hayat stayed the government decision for two months, and issued a rule in this regard, after holding primary hearing on a writ petition.

And, as the government filed an appeal against the stay order given by the HC, the apex court led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hasan passed the order on Tuesday saying that the educational institutions will remain open until further notice.