‘It’s our priority to ensure every child’s safety at schools’, says PM Imran

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

14th Sep, 2020. 09:14 am
Federal Cabinet

As government has announced the reopening of schools with strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Prime Minister PM Imran Khan also welcome the children back to school.

In a tweet on Monday, PM Imran said that the government has fully worked on the school operation to ensure every child’s safety.

The tweet read: “Tomorrow we welcome millions of children back to school. It is our priority & collective responsibility to ensure that every child can go to school safely to learn. We have worked to ensure that school operations are aligned with public health safety rules on COVID-19.”

Earlier, Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab had urged the government officials and educational departments to reconsider their decision of reopening schools, stating that the “situation is still not certain”.

In a tweet, Murtaza Wahab stressed that children may not be able to follow the COVID-19 SOPs and that the infection has still not been eliminated across the country.

On September 7, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood had said that educational institutions will reopen across the country in phases starting September 15, as COVID-19 infections continue to decline.

“All universities, Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) institutes, and colleges will be reopened from September 15,” said Mahmood. “[The government] has allowed for classes of grades IX, X, and XI to be conducted [from September 15] as well.”

The minister had thanked parents for “patiently waiting” for the past six months, stating that the country is now able to reopen colleges and universities from September 15.

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