Closure of educational institutions extended till February 14

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:53, Jan 29,2021 | Updated: 23:51, Jan 29,2021


A file photo shows a teacher taking an exam in a school

The government has decided to further extend the closure of educational institutions until February 14, said an education ministry press release on Friday.

The quami madrassahs, however, will be exempted from the order and will continue normal educational activities maintaining the government-set health guidelines, it read.

Other educational institutions from the primary schools to the universities would continue administrative activities for online admissions, online classes or examinations, it added.

Since March 17, the classroom activities of the educational institutions in the country remained closed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

In order to make up for the learning loss, the government ordered the educational institutions to hold classes online and the government also broadcast classes for the primary and secondary students on the Sangsad TV channel and Bangladesh Betar.

The primary education completion, junior school certificate and Higher Secondary Certificate examinations were cancelled amid the COVID-19 situation.

Test examinations for the HSC and secondary school certificate examinations of 2021 candidates were cancelled.

The government also decided to customise the syllabuses for the HSC and SSC examinations for taking preparations for the candidates in a short period of time attending the face-to-face classes at their respective institutions after their reopening.

 The government decided not to hold any annual examinations or admission test for pre-primary to Class IX students.

Instructions were passed to promote students to the next classes giving assignments and complete the admission process through an online lottery.

In December, public universities were asked to hold the final semester examinations for bachelor and masters’ students without opening the dormitories and maintaining the health guidelines.

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