British Council temporarily shuts Bangladesh offices; social media goes abuzz

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Dhaka, July 28: The move by the British Council authorities to temporarily shut its offices across Bangladesh till the security procedures were reviewed has caused quite a buzz on the country's social media, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

Many expressed their displeasure and worry on Facebook, asking why the organisation suddenly took such a step, the daily reported.

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The British Council said on its Facebook page that registration for the upcoming English courses would begin soon after the operations resume.

Informing about the decision, Barbara Wickham, director of British Council Bangladesh said in a press release the customer services will respond to queries through the email bd.enquiries@britishcouncil.org during the period of closure.

Not many were convinced though. Some said the council is even operational in countries like Afghanistan and hoped that the decision would be reversed soon. The council said the operation is on and it is just that the offices have been shut temporarily, the Dhaka Tribune said.

The daily also informed that while an education event of the British Council scheduled for July 30 was cancelled, the IELTS examinations would be held as usual.

British Council Bangladesh has offices in Chittagong and Sylhet, besides Dhaka.

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