All educational institutions across the country have been closed for more than a year due to coronavirus infection. The school-college opening will be informed after the ongoing holiday till February 26, said the Education Minister. Dipu Moni.
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He gave this information to the journalists at a press conference on Monday (February 22).
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the Ministry of Education to hold a meeting with the concerned people to decide whether the educational institution will reopen after being closed for a year due to Corona. The cabinet secretary made the remarks in response to a question at a briefing after a cabinet meeting at the secretariat on Monday (February 22nd).
Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam also said that a decision would be taken soon after an inter-ministerial meeting.
Earlier, a virtual cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. From the Ganobhaban, the Prime Minister and Ministers from the Cabinet Division in the Secretariat attended the meeting via video conference.
Meanwhile, the education minister is coming to the pre-scheduled emergency press conference on Monday. According to a notification sent by the Ministry of Education, the Minister of Education will hold an online press conference on various issues of higher education in Corona. The press conference was held at 2 pm on Monday.
Educational institutions have been closed since March 17 last year. After a few steps, the holiday has been announced till February 28.
On January 22, the Department of Secondary and Higher Education issued guidelines to open educational institutions by ensuring hygiene in the Corona situation. Following this guideline, all educational institutions are asked to prepare for the opening. The 39-page guideline was sent to schools and colleges to prepare schools by February 4 so that they could be reopened at any time.
Note that the whole world is facing many challenges due to the coronavirus situation. Bangladesh is also facing this adverse current of natural disasters. Like the economic challenge, the education sector has become another big challenge for Bangladesh. All educational institutions have been closed for about 12 months. In some cases online activities are ongoing. However, there are questions about the effectiveness of online education.
Considering the situation, Auto Promotion or Autopass has been announced in Higher Secondary (HSC) and equivalent examinations this year. Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations have also been canceled. This time the SSC candidates of 2021 are facing the wave of the corona.
The situation in the country is the same as before. Every day the fear of death and identification is rising. On the other hand, there is a knock on the door during the SSC 21 batch examination. Last year, SSC 2020 batch examination was held in February. It is going on in February this year. But it was not possible to take any preparation to take or give the test. Corona, on the other hand, is afraid. As a result, students are reluctant to take the exam in a hurry.
According to a survey conducted by Time News, 85 to 90 percent of students do not want to take the exam in the current situation and preparation. The opinion poll conducted from December 14 to 25 had questions, ‘Students are making various demands for the upcoming SSC and equivalent examinations in Corona. Which of these claims do you support? ‘ Three options are given in contrast to the question; 1. Autopass announcement. 2. Pass the test. 3. Reduce the syllabus.
A total of 53,396 people cast their votes in the opinion poll till 2 pm on December 25. Of these, 50,813 or 95 people voted in favor of autopsy. 16 percent, 678 or 1.56 percent for passing the exam, and 1,678 or 3.14 percent for reducing the syllabus.
In 2021, there are about 20 lakh SSC and equivalent candidates. These students are away from class-examinations for almost the whole year. As per the rules, SSC and equivalent examinations are scheduled to be held in February this year. But after being away from class-exams for about 9 months, 2 million teenagers are under a lot of stress.