Schools to remain open during Ramadan: SC

Senior Staff Reporter Published: 12 March 2024, 01:42 PM
Schools to remain open during Ramadan: SC
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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday cleared the way for the government to keep the government and private secondary schools open for 15 days and the primary schools for 10 days during the fasting month of Ramadan.

The Appellate Division of the SC stayed the High Court order that stayed for two months a government decision to keep primary and secondary schools open in Ramadan.

A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the stay order after holding hearing on a writ petition filed challenging the HC order.

During the apex court hearing, Attorney General AM Amin Uddin represented the state, while lawyer AKM Foyez appeared on behalf the writ petitioner.  

On March 10, the High Court said primary and secondary schools across the country will remain closed throughout the month of Ramadan.