Full in-person classes at secondary schools, colleges to resume Tuesday: Dipu

Full-fledged physical classes in secondary and higher secondary-level educational institutions will resume from March 15, said Education Minister Dipu Moni on Saturday.

Dipu Moni made the announcement while inaugurating ‘Lila Nag building’ at Sher E Bangla Balika Mahabidyalaya in the city’s Tikatuli area.

“The number of exams will reduce with the introduction of new curricula which will remove the fear of exams among the students. We will be able to come out of examinations-dependent evaluation system as evaluation will be done on a daily basis.”

“A limited-scale exam will be taken at the year’s end but the final evaluation will be done coordinating students’ performance round the year,” she added.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic educational institutions in the country remained closed for around two years .

After a 17-month closure, students in Bangladesh had briefly returned to their classrooms on September 12 last year.

Again, on January 21, the government announced that all schools and colleges in Bangladesh would remain closed from January 21 to February 6 amid a renewed surge in Covid-19 cases largely due to the new Omicron variant. The shutdown was extended till February 20 for the safety of the students as the virus continued to spread.

After a month-long shutdown, all secondary, higher secondary and university-level institutions in Bangladesh reopened on February 22 for physical classes. However, primary schools in Bangladesh reopened for limited-scale in-person classes on March 2.

Source: United News of Bangladesh