All secondary-level schools in the northern district of Rajshahi have been declared closed for two days, starting from today, due to severe cold.
According to an official notification signed by Dr Sharmin Ferdous Chowdhury, deputy director (acting) of secondary and higher secondary education in Rajshahi zone, all primary-level schools are also closed today.
Local meteorological department yesterday predicted that the district would experience less than 10 degrees Celsius temperature for the next two days (January 21 and 22).
Following the forecast, education officers of the district held a meeting yesterday and took the decision to keep the primary and secondary schools closed.
Saidul Islam, primary education officer of the district, told that academic activity at the primary schools will remain closed only for Sunday but the offices will remain open as usual.
“Observing Sunday’s weather, the next course of action will be decided,” he said.