Educational institutions reopened last September after remaining shut for almost one and a half years due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, schools do not hold classes regularly as before. The classes are held in a limited scale.

Meanwhile, coronavirus transmissions increase towards the end of last month. The new variant of the virus, Omicron, has also been spreading in the country. Within a month, the number of cases being detected has increased by over five to six per cent.

Over the past 24 hours, 6,677 persons tested positive for coronavirus. The health directorate sees this as an ominous sign. The government has issued an 11-point directive to follow the health guidelines.

At the same time, the education minister said, efforts will be made to keep public life as normal as possible.

In reply to a question, Dipu Moni said they would be holding a meeting this week with the national technical advisory committee on coronavirus to discuss the matter of educational institutions in context of the pandemic .

Various aspects of the education system were discussed at the DC conference.

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