Due to the emergencies arising out of the impact of Cyclone Sitrang, educational institutions in three coastal divisions have been declared closed till further notice.
All educational institutions in Chattogram, Barishal and Khulna divisions are covered under the declaration of the Education Ministry issued on Monday (October 24, 2022).
The Ministry also gave instructions to use the educational institutions in the cyclone-affected areas as shelter centres, it added. Public schools and health complexes in Bangladesh are designed to double up as shelter centres during emergencies.
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is said to be monitoring developments centering the cyclone round the clock, and issuing necessary instructions to the government officials to mitigate its impact.
“The prime minister is giving various directives to different ministries, directorates and other government offices round the clock,” PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB.
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