Education Minister Dipu Moni has said 10 per cent of students of the country are unable to participate in the online classes amid ongoing closure of educational institutions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The minister gave the information while delivering her speech at a virtual meeting with the representatives of the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday night, reports UNB.
“Online education process is underway (amid the Covid-19 pandemic) but 10 per cent of students are unable to avail the online education,” she said.
She pointed out that 10 per cent of students are huge in number.
Dipu Moni said the government is not planning to resume educational institutions anytime soon as it can increase the transmission of disease.
“Bangladesh is a densely populated country where maintaining physical distance is difficult,” she said.
The minister mentioned that the education sector of the country has been facing numerous risks due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The education institutes have been closed for a long time which is causing many children to drop out while at the same time the number of child labour and child marriage is rising, she said.
Despite having all preparations, annual examinations of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) were not held, she said adding that students facing different psychological complications for school, college closures.