Saturday, 18th May, 2024
Saturday, 18th May, 2024

Bangladesh extends school shutdown to Dec 19

Bangladesh has extended the shutdown of schools and other educational institutions to Dec 19 as coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and deaths continue to surge.

The education ministry issued a notice on Thursday, extending the closure of all educational institutions, reports

The government announced the closure of all schools and other educational institutions in the country on Mar 17 following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The shutdown period has since been extended on several occasions, most recently until Nov 14.

The rampant epidemic also resulted in the cancellation of the HSC and equivalent exams, originally slated for Apr 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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