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Educational institutes to remain shut if COVID-19 cases surge

Sunday, 03 July 2022 | 11:25 am | 47 times

Educational institutes to remain shut if COVID-19 cases surge

The fourth wave of coronavirus began in the country. Infections have been increasing day by day. If it surges further, the Ministry of Education and UGC are thinking about shutting down educational institutions.
According to the Ministry of Education sources, school-college level educational institutions have remained closed on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.

“We are in touch with the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19. If the situation worsens, online classes are likely to resume instead of in-person classes. However, everything depends on the coronavirus situation and the recommendations of the National Technical Committee,” it said.

Meanwhile, the preparation of online class activities has started instead of in-person classes in higher education institutions. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has already resumed its postgraduate-level class activities online.

BUET Student Welfare Director Dr Md. Mizanur Rahman said, it has been decided to take the classes online at the postgraduate level only for one week. The rest decisions will be made after Eid.

In this regard, UGC Chairman (additional responsibilities) Professor Dil Afroza Begum said, “We are monitoring the situation. If the COVID-19 infection increases, instructions will be given in consultation with the Ministry of Education to launch online classes in all public and private universities.”

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