Schools, colleges to stay closed Friday, Saturday

A group of children is going to school crossing the Maine river by boat. The picture was taken from Dighinala in Khagrachhari on 16 August.
Polash Barua

All educational institutions, including secondary schools and colleges, will enjoy a two-day weekend, Friday and Saturday.

The education ministry issued an order on Monday evening concerning the matter.

Earlier, the government decided to introduce two-day weekend in all the educational institutions in a bid to save energy.

Cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam disclosed this at a press conference held at the secretariat on Monday.

When asked, the cabinet secretary said the education ministry will fix the days of weekend.