Universities will be reopened in mid-October after inoculating students, said Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni.
She made the remarks while attending a documentary program on Bangabandhu’s biography at Open University in Gazipur on Friday.
The education minister said a meeting of the national advisory committee has been convened next week. The decision to reopen schools would be taken after receiving their views.
She said that if the infection rate falls below 5 percent, educational institutions can be reopened. That situation has not come in Bangladesh yet. The decision will be taken after a meeting of the National Committee including the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, University Grants Commission (UGC), and Teachers Association.
Fiction writer Selina Akhter, Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Advocate Jahangir Alam, Bangladesh Open University Vice-Chancellor Professor Syed Humayun Akhtar, and others were present.