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Education minister to hold press conference on Wednesday

| Updated: September 29, 2020 19:52:12

Education minister to hold press conference on Wednesday

Education Minister Dipu Moni has called a news conference to brief the public about the ‘overall situation’ amid concerns of students and parents over the coronavirus outbreak.

She will hold the press conference on Wednesday, education ministry spokesman Abul Khayer said, reports bdnews24.com.

She is expected to talk about whether to extend the shutdown of institutions beyond October 3 and when to hold the postponed HSC examinations, another official said, on condition of anonymity.

The educational institutions have been shut since March 17 when the government confirmed the first cases of COVID-19.

With the end of the year nearing, students and parents are worried about how the promotions to the next class will take place and what will happen to the lost lessons.

The Ministry of Education has allowed the British Council to hold O and A Level exams in October and November respectively and laid down four conditions for the test organisers amid the epidemic.

The ministry scrapped JSC and JDC exams for the eighth graders, but HSC exams for the grade-12 students are crucial because the results determine their university admission.

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