Closure of educational institutions extended till Jan 30  

Closure of educational institutions extended till Jan 30   

The government has decided to further extend the closure of educational institutions of the country until January 30, 2021, 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 health guidelines, education ministry officials said.

Other educational institutions from the primary schools to the universities would continue administrative activities for online admission, online classes or online exams, ministry officials said.

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

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

The government decided not to hold any annual exam 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 online-based lottery.

The primary education completion, junior school certificate and HSC examinations were cancelled amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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

The government is yet to take any decision on holding the tests at schools through which candidates are selected for the SSC examinations.