The Ministry of Education has taken decision to extend the shutdown of schools and colleges of the country till May 30.
The decision came following the government’s decision to extend the nationwide general holiday till May 16, Secondary and Higher Education Secretary Mahbub Hossain told Fintech on Tuesday.
Regarding this a circular will soon be issued.
Earlier this week, a circular issued by the Ministry of Public Administration stated that no education institution would be allowed to reopen during the extended general holiday, reports Dhaka Tribune.
However, after the maiden detection of Covid-19 in Bangladesh on March 8, followed by the first report of death on March 18, the Education Ministry closed all schools, colleges and universities from March 18 to 31, and later extended the closure till April 9 due to the global pandemic.
Also, Prime Minister told in a recent conference that shutdown of the institutions maybe extended depending on pandemic situation.
Note that the ministry decided to extend the shutdown till the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays on April 7.
As of Tuesday, Bangladesh has reported 10,929 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the first detection on March 8. Of them, 183 patients have died, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.