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Govt mulls dedicated TV channel for remote edn

Published : 17 Jun 2021 10:17 PM | Updated : 18 Jun 2021 02:21 AM

The government is considering to introduce a dedicated education-oriented television channel, to ensure education in remote areas round the year, said Education Minister Dipu Moni.

She made this remark while answering to a question from Shahiduzzaman Sarker MP for Naogaon-2 Constituency, at the National Parliament on Thursday. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the question and answer session.

Replying to another question, the education minister said that various steps have been taken by the Ministry of Education to overcome the calamitous situation of Coronavirus pandemic and bring the education system back to normal. 

A total of 15,676 schools out of 20,499, and some 700 colleges out of 4,238, have introduced online classes which are being taken at district and upazila level at the initiative of local administration.

All of the educational institutes have been closed since March 17 last year due to the surge in Coronavirus. To keep the learning process ongoing, the institutes have been conducting online classes through different platforms and Sangsad TV.

The Ministry of Education has extended the closure of all educational institutes to June 30, this month. At this situation, the Secondary and Higher Secondary (SSC and HSC) candidates are worried if they could sit for the examination soon.

Meanwhile, speaking to the media on Tuesday, Dipu Moni said that they would wait for a few days to see whether it is possible to hold the tests for the tenth and the twelfth graders.