All the educational institutions of the country will remain closed until November 14 as there has been no marked improvement in the coronavirus situation.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said this during a virtual press conference on Thursday.
Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, Md Mahbub Hossain, Secretary of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), Technical and Madrasa Education Secretary Md Aminul Islam Khan and DSHE Director General Prof Syed Md Golam Faruk were present among others during this time.
On March 16, the Ministry of Education issued a press release announcing the government’s decision to close all educational institutions and coaching centres from March 18 to March 31, taking into consideration students’ safety amid the global pandemic.
Classes have remained suspended since that day, although administrative activities gradually resumed.
The ministry has extended the closure on several occasions: first till April 9, then April 25, May 5, May 30, August 6, August 31, October 3, and finally until October 31.