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Holidays of educational institutions extended till Jan 16

Holidays of educational institutions extended till Jan 16

Due to the global epidemic, the current holidays of all educational institutions in the country (except Qaumi) have been extended till Jan 16, 2021. It was announced in a notification of the ministry on Friday (Dec 18), local media reported.

The government had announced general holidays in late March in the wake of the pandemic and shut all the educational institutions from Mar 17.

Although activities at both government and private offices were gradually restored, educational institutions have not been reopened.

Last month, shutdown on all educational institutions, except Qawmi madrasas, was extended till Dec 19.

The government decided not to hold the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), and equivalent examinations, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) and Primary Education Completion (PEC) also followed suit due to the pandemic.

Many students of private universities and schools are taking lessons from home and attending online classes.

Educational institutions also had to seek out different methods to grade performance of students. 

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Sunday decided to allow public universities to hold semester exams for final year students.

Bangladesh has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic since Mar 8. So far, more than 7,100 people lost their lives to the disease. 

Among the total infections, 87.02 percent patients have recovered, while 1.45 percent died so far since the first Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the country.