The ongoing shutdown in educational institutions has been extended till August 31, confirmed Md. Abul Khair, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education on Wednesday.
He said the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and the Ministry of Education have fixed the new date of the shut down through mutual discussions. Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni decided in an online meeting.
All educational institutions were declared shut down from March 17 due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. The lockdown started from March 26 by shutting down all offices, courts, and movement of vehicles across the country.
After a 66-day general holiday, offices, vehicles started operating to a limited extent from May 31, however, the educational institutions remained closed.
HSC and equivalent examinations scheduled from April 1 have also been postponed due to the pandemic.