Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 31 ruled out the possibility of opening educational institutions immediately.
She said, students are the future of the country and the government does not want to put them at risk.
She also said, “Educational institutions may not be opened but we want to advance step by step so that students are not infected with coronavirus, We will open if the pandemic situation is brought under control”.
She was addressing while publishing the results of SSC and equivalent examinations at the Gono Bhaban via video conference. Education Minister Dipu Moni and chairmen of different education boards joined the video conference from the education ministry, reports UNB.
Earlier in the day, according to UNB, Dipu Moni, on behalf of the PM, received the results from the chairmen.
The PM said the country already faced a cyclone amid this coronavirus outbreak.
Hasina said the country will be able to overcome the coronavirus pandemic by working together. “That’s the goal and that’s the decision of the government.”
The government puts emphasis on the highest priority to education as it knows that to build a hunger and poverty free Bangladesh, there is no alternative to an educated nation, said she.
In this regard, PM mentioned that the government has formulated the education policy. She asked the students to build themselves as the country’s worthy citizens imbued with patriotism and humanity, and the government is providing all necessary support in this regard.