Secondary schools can be closed if temperature falls below 10°C: DSHE

  • January 16, 2024

The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) has shifted their policy on closing schools during the winter season. This has been done in response to the intense cold waves in various regions of Bangladesh. Previously, they stated that schools would be closed if the temperature falls below 17°C. But in a newer circular, the DSHE said that secondary level educational institutions will now be closed in districts where the max temperature falls below 10°C as indicated by weather forecasts.

The DSHE will issue closure directives in Madaripur, Gopalgonj, Dinajpur, Barishal, and Bhola due to mild cold waves. The weather forecast predicts dry conditions with partly cloudy skies, moderate to thick fog, and potential disruptions in air navigation, river transport, and road communication. The country’s maximum temperature is 24.5 degrees Celsius, with a minimum of 9.0 degrees Celsius today.