Pakistan education Ministers and health officials have decided on Monday to reopen schools across the country from September 15.
According to the details, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood chaired a meeting of Pakistan’s provincial education ministers to make a final decision on whether to reopen educational institutes across the country from September 15.
The Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) chairperson and executive director, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, and officials of the health department were also present at the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC), which aimed to compile the final recommendations regarding the opening of educational institutes.
The recommendations to resume educational activities would be sent to the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) for further deliberations among all the stakeholders.
The meeting was set to also focus on finalizing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in this regard. Educational institutes across Pakistan had been shut down back on March 13 in a bid to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Punjab Education Minister Dr Murad Raas said there would be “no double shift”.
All Public and Private Schools to allow only 50% of students in one day. Alternative days will have the other 50% students. No Double Shift on a single day will be allowed. https://t.co/Q9d4JKz9er
— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) September 7, 2020
“Alternative day schedule to be followed by all public & private schools,” Raas said on Twitter.
Separately, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial education department has decided to conduct coronary tests on school staff and students.
پشاور:محکمہ تعلیم خیبر پختونخوا نے اسکول عملے اور طلبا کا کرونا ٹیسٹ کرانے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے
تفصیلات کے مطابق محکمہ تعلیم کے پی نے اسکول عملے اور طلبا کا رینڈم کرونا ٹیسٹ کرانےکا فیصلہ کر لیا۔محکمہ تعلیم خیبرپختونخوا نے تمام اسکولوں کے سربراہان کو فیصلے سے آگاہ کر دیا#KPKUpdates pic.twitter.com/WhlVldhKlZ
— PTI KP (Official) (@PTIKPOfficial) September 7, 2020