Classes twice a week for 8th, 9th graders from Monday
Students of eighth and ninth grades will attend in-person classes two days a week from Monday, instead of once in a week.
Candidates of Higher Secondary Certificate and Secondary School Certificate exams of 2021 and 2022 will continue attending classes every day.
Eighth graders will attend classes on Sundays and Thursdays and pupils of ninth grade on Saturdays and Wednesdays, from September 20, Belal Hossain, director of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), told The Daily Star yesterday evening.
He said students of sixth and seventh grades will go to classes on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The DSHE sent a directive to secondary schools and colleges regarding the new routine, he said.
In-person classes at schools and colleges resumed on September 12, when students returned to classrooms after 543 days of closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Candidates of HSC and SSC exams of 2021 and 2022 and this year's Primary Education Completion Examination and its equivalent exams are attending classes every day.
Students of classes one to four and six to nine are attending in-person classes once a week.
Students of pre-primary sections like playgroup and nursery will not have to return to classrooms right now.
The DSHE earlier directed secondary schools and colleges that they would hold two classes for each grade when these will reopen. Directorate of Primary Education officials said primary students would attend three classes a day.