Admission to all classes through lottery this yr: Minister

Published: 25 Nov 2020

Online Desk

New students will be admitted to different classes including  class l through lottery due to Covid-19 situation, said   Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Tuesday.

“We have taken a decision to admit students to different  classes through lottery after discussion with experts and detail information will be disclosed  within December 7,” she said while talking at a virtual press conference.

“This year the catchment area will be enhanced  to 50 percent from existing  40 percent and cluster system admission seekers can choose five schools for enrollment,” she said.

Considering the current situation, it is not possible to hold admission test with the students' physical presence and to arrange online admission test in every school is very tough, said Dipu adding “That’s why the government has taken the decision.”

The government has extended the closure of educational institutions until December 19, aiming to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

The Education Ministry issued a notice in this regard on November 12.

In late March, the government announced general holidays in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and shut all the educational institutions.

Although activities at both government and private offices gradually resumed, educational institutions have not been reopened.