Dhaka: In order to prevent the outbreak of corona, the leave of educational institutions has been extended till October 31. The winter is stirring with doubts whether the school-college will be opened at all this year after the 6-point holiday. Corona infections are also likely to increase this winter, which begins in November. Many countries in the world have been forced to close even after opening educational institutions due to the increase in infection.
In such a situation, the government will have to face seven challenges to open an educational institution in Bangladesh. Most of which are not under the control of the government. And if the educational institution opens in November, then the annual examination will be taken based on 15% syllabus.
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Concerned people say that the situation is not yet such as to open an educational institution. When the school opens in November, students will have only 30 days. It will be possible to teach 15% of the syllabus.
Meanwhile, teaching on television, radio, online and mobile, which has been going on since April as an alternative method to reduce losses, has not been very effective. Half of the students were out of this lesson. This has caused the loss of education this year. Therefore, the government is not willing to open the educational institution at this moment.
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In this regard, Akram-al-Hossain, senior secretary at the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, said, “Whether the educational institution will be opened this year or not, everything depends on the situation in Corona.” If the school has to be closed again after reopening, it is better to reopen it at once, depending on the situation. He said, I am in various challenges with this. However, we have a plan of how much can be taught if it is opened in a month or what will be done if it cannot be opened.
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Educationists say the government is reluctant to take any pressure as the economic issue is not very much related to the opening of educational institutions. On the other hand, even if it is opened at the end of the year, it is not possible to bear the loss of teaching. If children are affected by corona, the country will start to be in turmoil and the government will have to take the responsibility. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and health experts have said that the second wave of Corona may come in winter. The government is unwilling to take the risk as winter begins in November. On the other hand, there are doubts as to whether the parents will send their children to school even if the educational institution is opened and to what extent the health rules will be followed in the educational institution. The opening of educational institutions will increase the pressure of public transport in the city, which will create a big risk of children being infected.
Education ministry officials said the government had planned to open higher education institutions but eventually withdrew. Because almost every public university has crowded rooms and public rooms due to seat crisis. Infections can spread quickly there. The government is not willing to open higher education institutions right now.
Health and education experts say a report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of pediatricians in the United States, said about 100,000 students had been infected with the coronavirus since the school opened two weeks ago in July. In the two weeks since mid-July, 98,000 children have been infected with corona. Infection on the way to school and at least 25 children have died of corona in those two weeks. If about 1 lakh children are infected with Kavid in just two weeks, the organization is worried about where the number will go if the school is kept open. The only exceptions are Vietnam and Thailand. There was no problem after the opening of the educational institution, so the class-examination is going well there. But after South Korea reopened, educational institutions were shut down again as the infection increased. Many western countries, including Europe, have been forced to close educational institutions again. Though the central government of India has given permission to open educational institutions from October 15, if the state government does not think it can be opened, it will be final.
In this regard, the Secretary of the Ministry of Secondary and Higher Education. Mahbub Hossain said that the issue of health safety of teachers, staff and students should be taken very seriously with the opening of educational institutions. Children and adolescents in particular cannot be put at risk. Decisions will be taken keeping these issues in mind.
The Ministry of Education has said that if the situation is under control, the HSC examination will be taken in November in full compliance with the health rules. In that case there will be one bench and the students will be placed in the form of English ‘Z’. The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education has several alternative proposals to offset the loss of coronal education. If it was possible to open in September, lessons could be given for 60 days and if possible in October, it could be given for 50 days. Students will have only 30 days to open in November. At this time it will be possible to take the annual examination by shortening the syllabus. There is the same thinking at the secondary level.