All educational institutions under Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) will remain closed for two days week as part of government’s move to save power.
The students will enjoy holidays on Friday and Saturday, said a notification of Education Ministry issued on Monday. The new arrangement will be effective soon, it said.
The authorities concerned of the universities have been asked to take necessary steps in this regard.
On June 17, the government directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to close shopping malls and kitchen markets by 8 pm to save energy.
A letter, signed by Ahsan Kibria Siddiqui, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office (Administration), said that the prime minister has instructed to take necessary steps to ensure that shops, shopping malls, kitchen markets are not kept open after 8 pm.