Staff Reporter: Education Minister Dipu Moni hopes that the coronavirus infection will be reduced and the secondary education activities will return to normal soon after the commencement of primary classes.
After a month-long shutdown by Omicron, classes began on February 22 at secondary, higher secondary, and higher education institutions. Elementary students also returned to class on Wednesday after six weeks.
As announced earlier, elementary students will take classes in all subjects every day in two shifts.
Although SSC candidates and 10th class students take classes every day of the week, they are not getting classes in all subjects. SSC candidates are having classes in four and three in tenth.
In addition, classes are being held in eighth and ninth classes two days a week in three subjects and in sixth and seventh classes one day in three subjects.
Dipu Moni was confronted by reporters at Dhaka College on Wednesday at the inaugural function of Orientation for Class XI in the new academic year and distribution of Bangabandhu’s unfinished autobiography among the students.
He said, “Elementary classes started from today. We will try to get our medium back to normal soon. ”
Stating that efforts are being made to reduce the deficit created by the closure of educational institutions due to the epidemic, the education minister said, “There have been many disruptions in their studies in the last two years. Many have gone through a kind of family-social trauma.
“I will pay more attention to the students where there is a deficit. I may not be able to fill all the gaps in one academic year. But we hope that this academic year and next academic year will be able to fill the gaps. ”
He also said that discussions would be held with the universities to reduce the shortage of higher secondary students.
“Those who will go to university, if there is a deficit in the subject of the previous class in the subject they will be studying – if they can get the class done by doing an initial assessment of it, then the students will be able to make up for it.”
Asked by reporters about the fact that not all high school students have received books yet, the minister said, Even then we tried. I hope the students will get the books soon. ”