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School, college shutdown extended till Oct 3

  • Published at 01:22 pm August 27th, 2020
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Students in a classroom at a primary school Dhaka Tribune

The educational institutions across Bangladesh have been closed since March 17 to contain Covid-19 transmission

The government has further extended the shutdown of all the educational institutions, except Qawmi madrasas, across Bangladesh till October 3 due to the global pandemic. 

MA Khair, public relations officer of the Education Ministry, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Thursday.


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Earlier in March, the government ordered all the schools, colleges and universities across the country to close down soon after the first cases of Covid-19 in Bangladesh were reported on March 8.

The shutdown has since been extended several times, with the latest one issued on Thursday.


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The government has been running a distance-learning program through Sangsad Television for schools and colleges. Classes are taking place on Facebook and YouTube for primary and secondary-level students as well.

Many universities have already started online classes to keep up with the coursework.

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