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Academic activities halted in 66 schools due to Kurigram floods

A list of damaged educational institutions was sent to the ministry, the Education Officer Shahidul Islam says

Update : 17 Jul 2023, 04:51 PM

Academic activities of 66 primary and secondary schools and madrashas have been suspended due to ongoing flood in Kurigram district.

District Education Department sources said due to the overall flood situation and disrupted communication system, the authorities decided to suspend the activities of 66 educational institutions in seven upazilas of the district.

The decision was taken on Sunday, according to the District Primary Education Office.

Among the educational institutions, 54 are primary schools while the rest are secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions and madrashas.

Of the total schools, 25 primary schools are in Nageshwari upazila, six in Ulipur, six in Sadar, eight in Chilmari, seven in Phulbari and one each in Roumari and Bhurungamari upazilas have been closed, said District Primary Education Officer Shahidul Islam.

Already a list of damaged educational institutions was sent to the ministry, he said.

Shamsul Alam, District Secondary Education Officer, said the academic activities of 10  secondary schools in Nageshwari upazila, one each in Bhurungamari and Ulipur upazilas have been suspended.

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