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Flood halts academic activities in Moulvibazar

  • Published at 02:19 pm June 27th, 2018
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People of Madanagar and Chak Ranchap areas building a makeshift dam after persistent rain and steady onrush of hill waters raised the water levels of Monu River in Kulaura upazila, Moulvibazar on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Saiful Islam/Dhaka Tribune

The affected schools will be renovated soon, and the teachers of those institutions have been asked to take necessary steps as no student should be deprived of education

Educational activities in some 151 institutions of Moulvibazar district remained suspended for nearly one month due to floodwater entering them and hampering academic and educational activities.

Floodwater inundated classrooms and playgrounds of 351 schools and colleges in five upazilas of the district, according to District Education Office sources.

Of those, a total of 151 institutions remained closed due to the vulnerable conditions.

However, educational activities in some of the affected primary schools resumed from June 23, after the Eid vacation.

Sources said there are 759 educational institutions in five upazilas - Rajnagar, Kulaura, Noulvibazar, Juri, and Borolekha - in Moulvibazar district.

Among those, only 17 schools were used as temporary shelters for the flood-affected people.

District Education Officer MM Abdul Wadud said the affected schools will be renovated soon, and the teachers of those institutions have been asked to take necessary steps, as no student should be deprived of education.

Although the flood situation in the five upazilas has improved, the situation in haor areas worsened as water left people stranded.

People were seen returning to their homes, and engaged in repairing and cleaning works.

Some 193,400 people of the areas were affected due to flooding this year. The local administration authorities have provided 1.167 metric tonnes of rice, 5,000 packets of dry food, and Tk13.40 lac to the people affected.

A total of 74 medical teams have been providing treatment to flood-affected people.