Bangladesh has extended the shutdown of schools and other educational institutions to January 16 as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to surge.
The education ministry issued a notice on Friday, extending the closure of all educational institutions.
The government first announced the closure of all schools on March 17 following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country. The shutdown period has since been extended on several occasions, most recently until December 19, bdnews24.com reports.
The Covid-19 pandemic also resulted in the cancellation of the HSC and equivalent exams, originally slated for April 1.
The government has also scrapped PEC exams for the fifth graders, and JSC and JDC exams for the eighth graders along with the annual exams for students of Class VI to Class X
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