Govt shuts schools, colleges, varsities Thursday

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Dhaka, August 01: The government has ordered to shut all educational institutions down across the country tomorrow (Thursday) over the ongoing protests of the students.Confirming the matter on Wednesday, Mahbubur Rahman, Director General of the Secondary and Higher Education directorate, told Jago News that the government has decided to shut all educational institutes down across the country for the safety of the students.

On July 29, two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, Dia Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, were killed as the driver of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus ploughed into a crowd near the ramp of the Banani flyover, adjacent to the Armed Forces Medical College in Kurmitola.

The High Court directed the owners of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan to provide Tk5 lakh within a week to each family of the two students on 30 July.

The court also ordered the bus owners to bear all the costs of treatment of the nine students injured in the accident.