Grade 10, 12 students will have regular classes, rest once a week

Grade 10, 12 students will have regular classes, rest once a week

Education Minister Dipu Moni today informed the parliament that classes at schools will resume on a limited scale.

The minister said they have instructed all secondary schools and colleges to complete preparations for reopening by February 4.

"We will take decisions on the matter (reopening schools) after analysing the Covid-19 situation and after consulting with National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19," Dipu Moni said while discussing Bangladesh Technical Education Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

She said that the government will bring classes 10 and 12 students back to schools and colleges for the sake of their preparation for public exams.

Students of the other classes will come to their educational institutions once a week and take their tasks for the whole week.

"It is not possible to maintain health directives properly… as a result, there will be no scope to bring all students at a time at the educational institutions," she said.

"We cannot say what percentage of the syllabus has been reduced. We have cut the syllabus, keeping in mind the issue of ensuring minimum basic competency of students for continuation of education," NCTB Chairman Prof Narayan Chandra Saha said.