Students of Gulshan City Model School and College in Dhaka attend classes on Sunday. -AA
Schools and colleges across the country resumed classes on Sunday after nearly one and a half years due to the coronavirus pandemic.Education Minister Dipu Moni said stern action will be taken against the authorities if any institution found violating health guidelines and instructions provided by the government.
"If any educational institution neglects to maintain health rules, which includes keeping the facilities clean, stern action will be taken against the authorities of the respective institutions," she said after visiting Azimpur Government Girls School and College on the first day of school reopening.
Dipu Moni ordered the suspension of the principal of Azimpur Girls School and College and the concerned supervising official of the education ministry's Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), Selina Hossain after the minister found old furniture and rubbish at a store room of the school.
Later, the education minister visited the Kala Bagan Lake Circus School to inspect the overall preparation of the institution. However, she expressed her dissatisfaction after finding some unused places dirty and untidy. Each corner of any educational institution, even unused places should be kept clean and tidy as dengue can spread from unused and unclean places, said the minister.
Meanwhile, State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md. Zakir Hossain visited Motijheel Ideal Government Primary School at 11am to inspect the overall preparations of the school for starting educational activities.Later, the state minister visited some other primary schools in Matijheel area in the morning. Schools and colleges reopened across the country on Sunday.
All educational institutions in Bangladesh remained closed almost one and a half years on account of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Schools and colleges have been reopened as the intensity of the pathogen has come down largely following recommendations from the national technical committee on Covid-19.