873 schools, colleges closed due to nonstop rain in Sylhet, Sunamganj
A total of 873 primary and secondary schools, madrasas and colleges have been closed in Sylhet and Sunamganj as the flood situation in the two districts worsened due to continuous rain.
Also, 100 more educational institutions may be closed in the districts any moment, our Sylhet correspondent reports.
In Sylhet, most of the upazilas are flooded and educational institutes are closed in Goinghat, Jokiganj, Kanaighat, Companiganj, Sadar, Balaganj, Biyanibazar, Golabganj, Jaintapur and South Surma upazilas.
According to Sylhet District Primary Education Office and the District Secondary Education Office, total 418 primary schools and 185 secondary schools, colleges and madrasas remained closed in Sylhet due to flood. Of these, 215 establishments are being used as shelters for the flood-hit people.
In Sunamganj, Dourabazar, Chhatak, Bishwambarpur and Tahirpur upazilas are flooded.
Total 220 primary and 50 high schools, colleges and madrasas were closed in these upazilas, according to Sunamganj district primary education office and the district secondary education office.
Sylhet District Primary Education Officer Shakhawat Ershad said, "The situation is so bad here that our office has also been flooded and power has been cut off since Tuesday (May 17, 2022)."
They need to close more institutions if the situation worsens, the official said.
Sunamganj district primary education officer SM Abdur Rahman said, "The flood situation in the district will worsen due to the continuous rain since last night."
Sunamganj district primary education officer SM Abdur Rahman said, "The flood situation in the district will worsen as it started raining since last night. In this case, classes will be greatly disrupted."
Sylhet District Secondary Education Officer Abu Saeed Md Abdul Wadud said, "Not only education has been disrupted, the flood has caused a loss of at least Tk 1.5 crore to educational institutions and the it has been increasing gradually."