Schools, colleges in Bangladesh are all set to reopen on September 12
Unicef has "wholeheartedly" welcomed the decision by the government of Bangladesh to reopen schools.
“Together with other development partners, we will continue to work closely with the government to keep schools open safely," said Unicef Representative in Bangladesh Tomoo Hozumi on Sunday.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said on Friday that primary, secondary, and higher secondary educational institutions in the country will reopen on September 12.
“The decision was taken in a joint meeting of the Education Ministry, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and the National Technical Advisory Committee held on Thursday night,” she said at a function in Chandpur Sadar upazila.
UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Mia Seppo joined the Unicef in welcoming Bangladesh's decision to safely reopen schools.
Joining @UNICEFBD in welcoming 🇧🇩 decision to safely #ReopenSchools. Important to give special consideration to the children who are the hardest to reach and who have the biggest challenges catching up on lost learning. https://t.co/EhTzSI7RYp— Mia Seppo (@MiaSeppo) September 5, 2021
"[It's] Important to give special consideration to the children who are the hardest to reach and who have the biggest challenges catching up on lost learning," she tweeted.