Holidays in all types of public, private primary schools and kindergartens have been extended till 22 May to protect students from coronavirus infection.
A notice issued from the Primary and Mass Education Ministry further said that online education activities will continue within the same period.
The announcement came in the wake of rapid surges in Covid-19 infections throughout the country in the last three weeks.
The ministry instructed the parents to ensure that the children stay at home while the local administration has been ordered to monitor the situation closely.
In the past 24 hours, 3,908 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Bangladesh and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 5,95,714.
Earlier, the government had decided to reopen the educational institutions on 30 March this year, after more than a year of shutdown over the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, health experts said there is no scope of reopening the educational institutions right now as the infection rate is increasing every day.
They said the government should not allow the schools and colleges to resume the classes if the infection rate is above 5%.
On 16 March last year, the education ministry issued a press release regarding the government's decision to close all educational institutions and coaching centres from 18 to 31 March, considering students' safety amid the global pandemic.
Later, the closure was extended several times – first till 9 April, then 25 April, 5 May, 30 May, 6 August, 31 August, 3 October, 31 October, 14 November, 19 December last year, and 16 January, 30 January and 30 March this year.