The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education yesterday asked all secondary schools and colleges to complete preparations for reopening.
In a notice, the DSHE instructed the heads of the educational institutions to put in place necessary measures by February 4 for reopening, ensuring health safety of all students in line with the guideline provided to them.
The notice was signed by DSHE Director General Prof Syed Md Golam Faruk. The directive comes a day after the education ministry and the primary and mass education ministry discussed resumption of classes at schools on a limited scale.
The country's educational institutions have remained shut since March 17 due to the pandemic. The closure was extended till January 30.
At a press conference on December 29 last year, Education Minister Dipu Moni said they are planning to bring class-10 and class-12 students back to schools and colleges. The students will sit for next year's SSC and HSC exams.
Classes for SSC candidates will be held from February to April and for HSC students from February to May. She said the government was planning to hold the SSC exams in June and the HSC exams in July or August if the Covid-19 situation in the country does not deteriorate.
Usually, the SSC exams start on February 1 and the HSC exams on April 1 every year. This year's exams will be held based on curtailed syllabuses.