Dipu Moni for strict health restrictions for holding SSC, HSC exams

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Dhaka, Dec 01: Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has called upon the people to follow the necessary health guidelines strictly so that the scheduled Secondary School certificate (SSC) should  not be hampered due to the COVID-19 pandemic as South African Omicron variant is posing a new threat of rising infections.

“Most people are not wearing masks publicly …so everyone should have to follow the COVID-19 health guidelines in the interest of the SSC and HSC exams scheduled to be held from December 2-30,” she said.

The minister made the comments while attending a programme at Chandpur press club auditorium here last night.

Terming the exams as the landmark for the students, the education minister said “We must have to follow the COVID-19 health restrictions considering the infections of the virus.”

The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina must prefer the peoples’ health safety, she said, adding that the livelihood and the education also will continue.

“We have to be careful on pursuing health guidelines during the pandemic, our negligence should never be a cause of danger for our relatives and the country,” she told the function.

The programme was attended, among others, by former senior land secretary Maksudur Rahman Patwary, Deputy Commissioner of Chandpur Anjana Khan Majlish, Municipality Mayor M Zillur Rahman Juwel, Faridganj Upazila Chairman Advocate Zahidul Islam Roman and District Awami League Organizing Secretary Tafazzal Hossen Patwary.