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While presiding over the meeting, prime minister Sheikh Hasina asked the education minister why reopening of universities is being delayed.

Then minister Dipu Moni replied that all universities would be reopened this month.

After the meeting, cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said, “In the meeting, the education minister explained the matter—why the reopening of universities is being delayed. Since the universities administer as per decisions of respective syndicates, it is hoped, that the universities will be reopened by this month."

The cabinet secretary said the condition of universities’ dormitories is not well due to the prolonged closure. It has to be inspected that whether the belongings of students including bedding are in good condition.

He said education minister has confirmed that SSC and HSC examinations will be held on time. If the situation does not deteriorate, the schedule will not be changed, Anwarul Islam added.

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