Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has said that the current academic year may extend until March due to coronavirus pandemic.
Alongside, the syllabus of different classes of secondary level may be reduced by coordinating with class hours, she added.
The Minister made the disclosure at an online seminar organised by the Education Reporters’ Association Bangladesh (ERAB) on Saturday.
She said due to such a move, the optional leave may be reduced next year. The ministry is also mulling whether the number of examinations that have yet not been held can be reduced. However, in case of reducing the syllabus, there will be no compromise in acquiring knowledge and skills according to the age and class of students.