Despite having all preparations, annual examinations of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) were not held, she said adding that students facing different psychological complications for school, college closures.

Digital technology has been helping the country to face numerous problems caused by the pandemic, Dipu Moni said.

“Online education process is underway but 10 per cent of students which are huge in number are unable to avail the online education,” she said.

The government is not planning resuming educational institutions anytime soon as it can increase the transmission of disease, the minister said.

“Bangladesh is a densely populated country where maintaining physical distance is difficult,” she said.

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