Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Tuesday has warned of closing educational institutions which will be found violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) designated to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
According to the report, Talking to the media the Education minister said that the reopening of educational institutions was not an easy decision. The safety and wellbeing of students from arrival at the institutions till return to their houses is the government’s top priority, he expressed.
Shafqat Mahmood further said that the authorities have also been directed to monitor the implementation of SOPs in buses and vans. Precaution is the only way to get rid of this deadly virus, he added.
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The statement came as thousands of schools and colleges across Pakistan have reopened after remaining closed for more than six months (187 days) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Reopen Educational Institutes:
The student onwards from the 9th class attended the schools to resume educational activities. Similarly the students from the 6th to 8th class will attend the school from 23rd September. The number of students will be gradually increased in the phases.
As per the decision taken by the government, educational institutions from grade nine to onwards have reopened today and if the pandemic situation remains controlled, then students in grade six to eight will return to school on September 23, while students in the nursery to grade five will return to classes on September 30.