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Heatwave: Secondary schools, colleges in 5 districts to remain closed on Monday

Update : 28 Apr 2024, 21:16

Amid the ongoing heat wave, educational activities of all educational institutions under secondary level and vocational educational institutions in Dhaka, Chuadanga, Jashore, Khulna and Rajshahi districts have been suspended for April 29 (Monday).

In the wake of ongoing sweltering heat, the Education Ministry issued a notice in this regard after consulting with the Health Ministry and Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Sunday, said a handout signed by MA Khayer, public relation officer of the Education Ministry.

But the educational institutions which have air conditioner facilities can keep their institutions open.

Further decision in this regard will be known on Monday.

Classes at all primary, secondary schools and colleges resumed on Sunday after Eid-ul-Fitr holidays and its subsequent extension due to the heat wave sweeping the country since the first week of April.

The educational institutions reopened today although there is no remarkable change in the heat wave condition, worrying the guardians, especially those of primary level students

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has issued a warning that the ongoing heat wave may persist for 72 hours starting Sunday morning.

Schools and colleges were scheduled to reopen on April 21 after the end of Eid holidays but the closure was extended till April 27 due to sweltering heat across the country caused by heat waves. UNB

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