December 8, 2021, 5:57 am

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2021-09-11 12:42:47 BdST

Schools gear up to reopen from Sunday

After nearly 18 months, primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in Bangladesh are all set to reopen gradually from September 12 with a slew of Covid-safety protocols in place.

The decision to resume classroom teaching was taken by the Bangladesh government earlier this month in view of the improving Covid-19 situation in the country.

After the reopening, the SSC and HSC examinees of 2020-2021, and the students of fifth standard will attend classes regularly while the students of grades 1-4 and 6-9 will attend classes once a week initially, Dipu Moni had said.
Regarding the reopening of universities, the minister then said that there would be a meeting with the syndicate committees of the universities for possible reopening in October "as there is a vaccination issue".

“The decision to reopen all the primary, secondary and higher secondary-level educational institutions from September 12 was finalise,” Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said, after an inter-ministerial meeting at the cabinet division on September 5.

The government shut the educational institutions on March 17, 2020, after the country reported its first Covid-19 cases on March 8 and later the closure was extended several times.

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