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School vacation extended till April 27 for heatwave

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Published: 00:16, 21 April 2024  
School vacation extended till April 27 for heatwave

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The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education has decided to keep all the government primary schools closed for another seven days due to the nationwide heatwave alert announced by the Meteorological Department on Friday.

As a result, all government primary schools, Shishu Kalyan Trust schools and non-formal education bureau learning centers will remain closed from April 21 to April 27.

The ministry has extended the vacation in consideration of the health and safety of students, teachers and guardians during the ongoing heat wave, according to a notification released here today by the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.

Schools and colleges across the country were scheduled to open tomorrow after the holy Ramadan, Independence Day and Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.

Earlier on Friday, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department issued a heat wave warning for 72 hours, stating that the ongoing heat wave is expected to continue in most parts of the country.

Due to the intensity of the heat and high humidity during this period, discomfort might increase, the bulletin added.