As the government has extended general holidays until April 25 to curb coronavirus in the country, all educational institutions will also remain shut until then.
“All the educational institutions will remain closed until April 25 in line with the government-declared general holidays,” said Mohammad Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the Education Ministry, on Friday.
Earlier in the day, the government extended general holidays until April 25, aiming to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
A notification, issued by the Public Administration Ministry, instructed all citizens of the country not to come out of home after 6pm and if anyone defies this, he/she will be brought under legal action. Moving from one area to other is also restricted strictly, it said.
Besides educational institutions, rail, road, river and air communications have been shut down to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus.
Bangladesh on Friday reported 94 new cases and six more deaths from coronavirus.
The total number of confirmed cases in the country is now 424 and 27 deaths were reported from coronavirus as of Friday.
Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus reached 95,794 as of Friday.
The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) on Thursday suspended all classes and exams for an indefinite period due to the crisis created over coronavirus pandemic.
Notice will be issued at least three days ahead of resumption of the classes and exams, said a press release signed by DU Public Relations Officer Mahmood Alam.
The administrative activities of the University will also remain suspended until April 14 in line with general holidays declared by the government, the release said.
Earlier the university authorities had suspended classes and exams from March 18 to March 31 which was later extended until April 14.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday urged the authorities concerned of private universities to refrain from taking examinations and conducting admission activities online.
It was found that some universities are conducting their activities like taking examinations and making evaluation online, while some have decided to start their admission process for summer semester without evaluation which is unethical, said a UGC media release.
On March 24, the UGC in a press release urged teachers to take online classes to recoup the losses caused by the suspension of academic activities.
It also requested all to follow the directives of the government as well as the World Health Organisation (WHO) for preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Authorities of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has decided to hold online classes amid coronavirus fear.
Confirming the matter, Vice Chancellor Professor Farid Uddin Ahmmed, said that they will start academic activities through online within two days as per directive of University Grants Commission (UGC).
The VC said that if the academic activities remain suspended for long that might create session jam.
Professor Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun and associate professor Dr, Md Farhad Rabbi, of Computer Science and Engineering Department of the university will coordinate the online academic activities.
Earlier on March 16, the SUST authorities suspended the academic activities from March 18 to March 31 for coronavirus outbreak.
Meanwhile, the government has decided to keep shut all educational institutions until April 9 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
State-run Bangladesh Television and Sangsad TV will start airing lessons for students of class VI to class X from Sunday as the educational institutions were shut until April 9 to prevent transmission of coronavirus.
Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) on Saturday published a lesson routine for the students.
The classes will begin at 9am and will go on until 12pm while it will be broadcast again from 2pm to 5pm every day, according to the routine.
Planning and Development wing of DSHE named the television lesson programme ‘my school at my home.’
Earlier on March 24, Bangladesh shut all educational institutions including coaching centres until April 9.
Education Minister Dipu Moni had said academic programmes for students of class VI to class X would be aired by Sangsad TV from March 28 from 9 am to 9pm.