Heatwave effect: Primary schools to close nationwide temporarily

Staff Reporter

Published: April 20, 2024, 05:15 PM

Heatwave effect: Primary schools to close nationwide temporarily

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Government primary schools nationwide will be shuttered for seven days amidst concerns over the scorching heatwave affecting the safety of children. The decision, communicated via a circular signed by Mahbubur Rahman Tuhin, the senior information officer of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, aims to safeguard the well-being of students.

Starting from April 21st through April 27th, 2024, all government primary schools, as well as institutions under the Shishu Kalyan Trust and non-formal education bureaus, will remain closed, as outlined in the official notification.

As the heatwave grips the nation, with nine regions experiencing severe conditions where temperatures soar above 40 degrees Celsius, concerns for public health have escalated. The Department of Meteorology is yet to ascertain if such widespread high temperatures have been recorded across Bangladesh in recent years.

Parents and guardians are urged to take necessary precautions to protect children from the adverse effects of the heatwave during this period of school closure.

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