by Staff Correspondent in Dhaka;-
The educational institutes across Bangladesh is likely to resume classes on June 13 with students attending physically more than a year after the government imposed a lockdown to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Education Minister Dipu Moni announced on Wednesday that the primary, secondary and higher secondary educational institutions will be reopened on June 13 if the pandemic situation improves.
The minister, while addressing a virtual news conference, said shutdown at the schools has been extended till June 12.
If the educational institutions are reopened, the students of SSC exams of 2021 and HSC exams of 2022 will have to attend classes six days a week, said the minister.
The students from sixth grade to ninth grade will have to attend classes one day each week, she said.
The number of the classes in a week will be increased gradually the situation permitting, Moni said urging the students, parents and teachers to abide by the health rules.
The government imposed the school shutdown alongside a nationwide lockdown in March last year after the Covid-19 cases were reported.