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2 lakh school, college students vaccinated

Published : 17 Nov 2021 10:08 PM | Updated : 21 Nov 2021 11:56 AM

Around 200,000 students of schools and colleges including more than 40,000 HSC candidates have been vaccinated against Coronavirus so far.

Director General (DG) of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) Prof Syed Md Golam Faruk said this on Wednesday.

He was inaugurating Covid-19 vaccination campaign for HSC candidates under the management of Birshreshtha Munshi Abdur Rouf Public College and Birshreshtha Noor Mohammad Public School and College. On Wednesday, 3,020 students of these two colleges were vaccinated.

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DSHE DG said, "We do not expect to be able to bring everyone under the vaccination programme. However, our aim is to ensure that most of the students are vaccinated. Till yesterday, we started vaccination drive in 20 districts. Today, the vaccination will continue in five more districts. We hope to be able to start vaccination campaign in almost all of the centres we have in 47 districts this week.”

He further said the HSC candidates are getting vaccinated with their registration card of HSC examination. However, they will have to register for vaccine card later.

Principal of Birshreshtha Munshi Abdur Rouf Public College Lieutenant Colonel Junaid Ahmed said the parents were very concerned over the vaccination, because the government provided vaccinations up to a certain age. From that point of view, they are also getting relaxed along with us. Because students will be able to go to the examination hall having fully vaccinated.

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