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‘Schools won’t open until students’ safety is assured’

Published on: 7:12 pm - Sunday | September 6, 2020

 

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State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain has said the government would not open the educational institution until the safety of students is assured and the coronavirus situation becomes normal.

“Primary education activities will begin soon after normalcy. As per the opinion from World Health Organisation, Bangladesh government and the health division, we don’t want to bring children in the school until the end of coronavirus situation,” he said.

The state minister was speaking at a press briefing held at the secretariat on Sunday, marking International Literacy Day 2020.

Meanwhile, M Akram-Al-Hossain, Senior Secretary of the ministry, said no annual examination and no evaluation will take place if schools to remain shut.

He also hinted auto-promotion in country’s primary schools if educational institutions remain shut.

Secretary Akram-Al-Hossain said the government has two plans to open the educational institutions either in October or in November.

“If the schools open then evaluation can be taken. If not, then you understand..”

All educational institutions have remained closed since March 17 to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The government has extended closure of educational institutions till October 3.

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