Closure of educational institutions extended until Oct 31

The government has again extended the closure of educational institutions, except Qawmi madrasas, until October 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

MA Khayer, public relations officer of the Education Ministry, confirmed the matter on Thursday. During this extended closure, students are directed to stay home to ensure their safety, he said.

District administrations across the country have been asked to monitor the matter, Khayer added. The government on Wednesday decided to extend the closure of educational institutions as there has been no improvement of the virus outbreak.

“The leave is being extended considering the current situation. We must extend the closure. The date will be announced later,” Education Minister Dipu Moni said during an online interaction with reporters on Wednesday.

All educational institutions were closed on March 16 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The closure has been extended in phases and the government’s officials concerned say the time is not appropriate to open them.

source: UNB