The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has completed preparations to open government schools from September 15.
Director Education Ibrahim said that in view of the decision of the federal government, schools under SOPs would be temporarily reopened from September 15.
It may be recalled that on August 16, the provincial government had permitted to open colleges under SOPs from August 17 to deal with admissions and other administrative matters.
In this regard, the Directorate of Higher Education said that the principal and 5 teachers would be allowed to work for a week and similarly, spraying would be done twice daily in hostels, offices, and classrooms.
According to a statement issued by the Department of Education regarding schools, SOPs will be strictly followed in schools opening from September 15, while soap for handwashing will be mandatory in schools.
The administration has made it mandatory for schools to use sanitizers and masks.
According to the statement, disinfectant materials should also be provided in schools to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and selected staff has been trained in SOPs.
In this regard, Director Education Ibrahim said that teachers from 7 districts including Kohat, Haripur, Bannu, and other districts have been trained to ensure implementation of SOPs.
It may be recalled that earlier the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Department had issued SOPs for schools under which arrangements would be made to check fever at school gates across the province.
According to the statement, students and teachers with temperatures above 37.3 degrees Celsius will not be allowed to enter the school, while students and teachers will be required to wear masks.
The statement said that social distance should be maintained in the school and the assembly would be avoided.
According to the education department, students or teachers with corona symptoms will be given 7 days off and if the students’ corona test is positive, the whole class will be given 14 days off.
It should be noted that the global Pandemic of Coronavirus is now largely ineffective in Pakistan and the situation in the country has improved after the reduction in daily cases and deaths.
The number of cases in the country is 293,711 out of which about 95% ie 278,425 have recovered while 6,255 have died.