DHAKA: The government has extended holiday of educational institutions across the country till August 31 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was made in a virtual meeting chaired by Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Wednesday (July 29).
Officials of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Primary and Mass Education also joined the meeting.
Following the meeting, Md Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the Ministry of Education, confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
He said all educational intuitions will remain closed till August 31. Previously, the government made announcement to keep educational intuitions closed till August 6. The holiday has been extended again as the coronavirus situation of the country has not been improved much yet.
Many educational institutions are currently conducting classes online and through television broadcast.
However, admission procedures of college students will begin from August 9 online.
BDST: 1815 HRS, JULY 29, 2020