Classes will begin in full swing in educational institutions from the beginning of upcoming year, when the corona infection further minimises.
The classes are not increasing now. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni made the remarks while responding to questions from reporters, after inaugurating a virtual orientation program for 1st year students of National University (NU) affiliated colleges in the 2020-2021 academic year on Thursday.
The minister said the current situation does not state that parents are at ease to send their children to school. That is why the attendance rate of students in school-college is somewhere low. When all the classes begin their class activities, the attendance will gradually increase again, that’s for sure.
“Some students may have dropped out during the Covid-19 pandemic period. We need to figure out their number and what caused them to drop out. We are working on that now,” she added.
Read More: Students happy to attend classes again
Mentioning absenteeism and drop-out may have occurred due to child marriage, the education minister said, “Many remote places have experienced more number of child marriages than usual. We are trying to bring the married girls back to class.”
Many students have moved from one city to another or from the city to the village due to the pandemic.
She said the government is trying to get them to attend classes at educational institutions wherever they were, even if they have shifted to another location.
Minister for Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozammel Haque, State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel, NU Vice Chancellor Professor Md Mashiur Rahman and Registrar Mollah Mahfuz Al Hossain were present, among others, at the event.