The minister conceded the fact that some students could not be brought under these programmes due to the socioeconomic situation, and revealed that her ministry is formulating a specific plan to make up for this once the institutions reopen.

“Although we managed to reach a huge portion of students through assignments, some still missed out. We are working on a plan to bring all students up to speed with the current curriculum and plan on providing remedial lessons to those who missed out,” she said.

Earlier, on Saturday, deputy minister for education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel said that the ministry of education is planning to take classes one day a week after the reopening of schools and colleges on 12 September.

Nowfel said this while talking to journalists after attending a function at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital.

“We’re hopeful of starting physical classes following the education minister’s announcement and our primary plan is to take classes one day a week but it may be changed,” he said.

Efforts will continue to take the SSC and HSC exams in-person with a brief syllabus, but the assignments will continue as before, he said.

The long closure of schools and colleges due to the Covid-19 pandemic has created mental pressure on the students and there had been efforts to continue education online but that was not enough, Nowfel added.

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