Parents not following health rules, Dipu Moni says as schools reopen nationwide
After about seventeen months, all schools and colleges in the country have reopened today. On the occasion, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni expressed satisfaction with students following the health guidelines properly. However, she was disappointed with many parents not doing the same.
After visiting Azimpur Government Girls' School and College in Dhaka today, she expressed her dissatisfaction in response to a question from reporters.
"You can drop the students off at school and go home if possible," she said, urging parents to follow health guidelines.
"Or, you could wait outside school, maintaining necessary distance," she said.
At the same time, the education minister warned that if any institution was violating health guidelines, strict action would be taken.
Talking to The Daily Star, Azimpur Government Girls' School and College Principal, Hasibur Rahman, said that the education minister was upset when she found some old furniture and rubbish at a store room.
When reporters asked about reopening universities, she said, "The decision will be taken by the Academic Council and syndicates of the universities. I had a meeting with the vice chancellors last month, and I'll meet with them again this week. I'd like to know if the universities can be reopened before mid-October, but that is up to them."
"I will try to minimise the gap created in the education sector during the closure by evaluating and observing it," the education minister added.