Primary schools to have 75 days of holidays in 2017
Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-01-11 19:57:06.0 BdST Updated: 2017-01-11 19:57:06.0 BdST
The government has approved a 75-day holiday calendar for primary schools in 2017.
In previous annual calendar, the number of holidays was 85 days.
The primary and mass education ministry has also approved the number of school hours and the examination schedule for these schools.
The schools have been ordered to fulfil these national holidays and observe the days of national significance in a ‘befitting manner’. Upazila and thana-level education officials have also been granted permission to approve additional holidays.
Classes at primary schools can be held from 9am to 5pm. On Thursdays schools shall be open until 2:30pm. During Ramadan, primary school classes can be held from 9am to 3:30pm.
Schools with two shifts are required to hold a minimum 600 hours of class for first and second standard students. Schools with a single shift are required to have a minimum of 921 hours.
Third, fourth and fifth standards have to be taught a minimum of 921 hours for schools with two shifts while schools with a single shift are required to have a minimum of 1,231 hours.
All schools will have to hold first term exams from Apr 23-30, second term exams from Aug 6-13 and final exams from Dec 11-18 for students from first through fourth standard.
Tentative dates for the Primary Education Certificate (PEC) exams for fifth standard students have been set from Nov 20-30.
Previously, the education ministry had set 85 days of holiday for middle and lower middle school students at government and private schools.
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