The government has extended the closure of all universities across the country till May 29, as a preventive measure against further spread of coronavirus.
The Ministry of Education issued a statement today in this regard.
According to the statement, considering the surge of Covid-19 cases, the ongoing closure of all the universities have been extended till May 29 in view of overall safety of students, teachers, staff and guardians.
The decision was taken in consultation with the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19, said the statement.
Online education will continue during the closure while teachers-students and guardians will maintain the health safety guidelines, added the statement.
Earlier in the day, the Primary and Mass Education Ministry extended the closure of primary schools and kindergartens till May 29 while last night, the education ministry extended the closure of all secondary and higher secondary educational institutions till the same period.
In March, Education Minister Dipu Moni said that, in-person classes at secondary schools and colleges would resume after Eid on May 23.
Prior to these announcements, all schools and colleges were supposed to reopen on March 30.
On February 22, the government announced that in-person classes at public and private universities would resume on May 24, after the dormitories reopen on May 17.
Educational institutions have been closed since March 17 last year. The closure led to cancellation of exams and left academic calendars in disarray.