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Closure of educational institutions extended till Oct 31

Closure of educational institutions extended till Oct 31

The closure of all educational institutions in the country due to the Covid-19 outbreak has been extended till Oct 31. A notice issued by the Education Ministry today confirmed the extension, local media reported. 

Education Minister Dipu Moni yesterday said that the situation is still not favourable for reopening schools therefore the closure shall be extended. 

Earlier, the closure was extended till Oct 3.

The decision on holding the postponed Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be announced on Monday or Tuesday.

Dipu Moni also said the mechanism for holding annual exams for class-VI, VII and others at schools will be declared soon.

On Mar 17, the government closed the schools to contain the spread of Covid-19. Educational activities of about four crore students are being hampered due to the crisis. This year's Primary Education Completion and its equivalent exams and Junior School Certificate and its equivalent exams were cancelled.

The government started tele-education through Sangsad TV for secondary-level students on Mar 29, for primary-level students on Apr 7, and for technical and madrassa students on Apr 19 so that students can make up for some of their losses due to closure of the educational institutions.