Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said we are considering taking three classes instead of two in schools in a day.
She made the remark after visiting different schools and colleges in the capital on Sunday.
The Education Minister said that many parents were expressing displeasure over commuting long distances for just two classes. Many of them suggested taking four classes instead of two in a day.
“Taking four classes would require the students to stay a long time in school and therefore a meal might be required. Taking off the mask to eat or sharing the meals among the students might increase the risk. We are considering about taking three classes for now,” she said.
She also said surprise visits will take place in educational institutions to inspect whether hygiene rules are being followed properly.
“Institutions must be kept clean and tidy. Classes should be held properly maintain health guidelines,” she added.
She further said immediate action will be taken if any garbage is found anywhere in the educational institutions.
Regarding the opening of the universities, she said universities will be able to decide about the opening of their respective campuses after the end of the vaccination programme.
“Universities might be reopened any day after September 27, following the decision of the syndicate and academic council,” she said.
She further said all the teachers, students, staff and employees of the universities have to complete the registration through Surokkha app for vaccines by September 27. At the end of this process, students will be able to get vaccines at the universities’ medical centers. Students can also get jabs at the local vaccination centers.
Dr Dipu Moni advised all the students and parents must follow health guidelines properly.