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04:37 PM, May 16, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:40 PM, May 16, 2021

Closure of primary schools extended till May 29

The Primary and Mass Education Ministry today extended the closure of primary schools and kindergartens till May 29, as a preventive measure against further spread of coronavirus.

Students should stay at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and online education should continue during the closure, the ministry said in a statement.

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Last night, the education ministry extended the closure of all secondary and higher secondary educational institutions till May 29.

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.

Educational activities of around four crore students have been affected due to the closure and school students were promoted to the next grade this year without an examination.

The government started TV education for primary and secondary school students. Many schools, colleges and universities have also been taking online classes. But many students got left out because of the digital divide.

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