Classes at government primary schools will start from 10 am with immediate effect until January 31, in a bid to protect students from the effects of a cold wave sweeping over the country.
An office order signed by Deputy Secretary Mohammad Kabir Uddin was issued in this regard on Sun-day.
Earlier on January 16, the Ministry issued a circular over the closure of educational institutions under secondary level will also remain effective, it added.
According to the circular, “A cold wave is sweeping different parts of the country and as a result, the educational activities are being seriously hampered. The regional deputy directors in consultation with the district education officers can keep the educational institutions under secondary level shut if the tem-perature drops below 10 degrees Celsius in any district.”