Eighth and ninth graders of the lower secondary and secondary level educational institutions have to attend classes two days a week instead of one, from now on, according to a directive issued by the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE).
The notification, issued by Director General of DSHE Syed Mohammad Golam Faruk, was published in the DSHE’s website on Thursday.
Classes will be held for the ninth grade on Saturday and Wednesday, while eight graders will attend classes on Sunday and Wednesday, the order said.
There will also be classes for seventh grade on Monday and sixth grade on Tuesday.
However, this year's and next year's SSC candidates have to attend classes every day except Friday.
Earlier, on September 7, DSHE formulated a basic routine for students in a meeting with school-college heads.
However, DSHE’s new order states classes from first to fifth graders must be conducted in accordance with the instructions of the Directorate of Primary Education. The activities of class VI to VIII (lower secondary) should be conducted in compliance with the secondary (sixth to ninth).
Meanwhile, a new order of DSHE says the class activities of all government and private educational institutions at the secondary level across the country will have to be conducted according to the new routine from September 20, this month.