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Schools, colleges may reopen at end of February: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the country’s educational institutions would be reopened at the end of the current month if the Coronavirus situation improves.

“We hope that the situation may change [improve] at the end of this month and then we can reopen schools, colleges and all other educational institutions,” she said.

The Prime Minister said this while publishing the results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations 2021.

Sheikh Hasina published the results, joining a function at International Mother Language Institute virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban, UNB reports.

Hasina said though online education was conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic, students were deprived of enjoying the classroom learning and company of their peers and friends at their institutions. “Our students are the worst victims of the Coronavirus fallout,” she said.

The Prime Minister said the Covid-19 vaccination programme continues so that the educational institutions can be reopened.

She said the government has taken measures to bring the people of all levels and stages under the vaccination coverage.

Noting that there is reluctance among people about getting vaccinated, Hasina asked all to take the vaccine shots to protect themselves from the dire consequences of Coronavirus.

Hasina hoped that Bangladesh would be able to tackle the Omicron variant of coronavirus soon.

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