Officials say in-person classes possible on first day as floodwaters are receding
Teachers and students in Tangail were worried on Saturday as nearly 250 primary schools were still under flood water ahead of the reopening of educational institutions on Sunday.
According to the District Education Office (DEO), there are 1,624 government primary schools in the district with 5,05,697 students. Among them, there was still water in 15 classrooms and 245 school fields.
Even though at least 97 colleges out of 1,181 in the district have been submerged by the recent floods, there was water in only two educational institutions on Saturday.
According to the DEO, they are unsure of the reopening of the 15 primary schools where there is still water in the classrooms.
On the other hand, all preparations have been completed at the 245 institutions with water on the school grounds.
District Primary Education Officer Abdul Aziz said water is receding from various educational institutions. “However, there is still floodwater in a few classrooms and fields.”
If the water recedes, classes will be resumed as per the government instructions. Otherwise, alternative measures will be taken, he said.
District Education Officer Laila Khanam said arrangements have been made to take classes through alternative methods at two educational institutions in the Basail area of the district, where there is still flood water.
“Besides, classes will be taken as per the government rules in all other educational institutions,” she said and requested everyone to come to the school following the measurements.