Admission into government and non-government schools for the upcoming academic year will be completed through the lottery due to the ongoing coronavirus in the country.
Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni made the disclosure at a virtual press briefing on Wednesday at noon.
Every year there is a lottery system for the enrolment of students in Class I and the admission test for the second to the eighth class.
“However, it is risky to bring students to school and conduct enrolment under written admission test procedures during the Covid-19. So, the government has decided to take the admission test through the lottery,” the minister mentioned.
Students will be admitted through the lottery in multiple steps.
This year, the catchment area will be 50% instead of 40%. In the case of cluster-based admission, the student can select five schools in a lottery.
The admission process will be completed between January 10 and 15. Admission details will be announced by December 7.
The education minister also warned that action will be taken if the admission fee in private schools are increased.
Bangladesh reported 32 deaths from the Novel coronavirus on Tuesday, with the daily infection rate nearly 14 percent.
The government has decided not to hold PSC, JSC and HSC exams this year.