Education Minister Dipu Moni said educational institutions would reopen on June 13, if novel coronavirus situation comes under control.
The minister was speaking at a commemorative meeting for former law minister late Abdul Matin Khasru at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday.
Dipu Moni said all necessary measures were taken for the reopening the institutions, but according experts, it should not be wise to reopen educational institutions until coronavirus infection drops below five per cent.
She said the institutions would not be reopened under pressure of anyone's movement as more requests being received to keep close educational institutions rather reopening those.
Jatiya Janatar Pratyasha organised the meeting with its president Barrister Sohrab Hossain Khan in the chair. Former Agriculture Minister and Awami League (AL) Presidium Member Matia Chowdhury also spoke in the meeting as the chief guest.
Former Food Minister advocate Qamrul Islam, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) President Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, and Dhaka South City AL vice-president advocate Nurul Amin Ruhul also attended the programme.
On 27 May, Dipu Moni announced to reopen educational institutions from June 13.
BDST: 1600 HRS, MAY 29, 2021