Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said the government has not taken any decision to shut educational institutions right now.
She said, “The government has not yet taken any decision for the closure of the educational institutions due to a rise in the Covid-19 infection rate."
The minister was talking to the reporters after attending the inaugural function of the first special basic training course for assistant engineers of the Education Engineering Department (Savar Zone) at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) in Savar, the outskirts of the capital.
Education Engineering Department Chief Engineer Arifur Rahman and BPATC Rector Ramendra Nath Biswas were present, among others, on the occasion.
A total of 29 Assistant Education Engineers are participating in the two-month training course.
Dipu Moni urged all to deal with the corona virus in line with the health rules.
The government will take a pragmatic decision regarding the closure of the educational institutions if the ongoing corona situation deteriorates, the minister added.
BDST: 1743 HRS, JAN 16, 2022
Ivy kicks off 3rd term as Narayanganj city mayor
The Awami League’s Selina Hayat Ivy has won the mayoral race in the Narayanganj City Corporation election for the third consecutive time.
Ivy, who has been representing Narayanganj City for 18 years, beat Taimur by a margin of 69,102 votes, according to unofficial results.
She was unofficially announced as winner from the district administration office this evening.
Ivy bagged 1,61,273 votes while Taimur got 92,171 votes at the 192 polling centres.
BDST: 2021 HRS, JAN 16, 2022