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Any hasty decision to close institutions will destroy education, says Shafqat Mahmood


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

19th Sep, 2020. 11:34 am
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Shafqat Mahmood

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said that any quick decision to close educational institutions will “destroy education”.

In a recent tweet, he said on Saturday that any decision taken will be “guided by the advice of Health Ministry”.

“Health of students is our first priority and any decision we make will be guided by the advice of the Health Ministry. Having said that 6 months’ closure deeply affected the students. The decision to open was taken with great care. Any hasty decision to close will destroy education,” he tweeted.

Earlier, Minister of Education Saeed Ghani while addressing a media briefing on Friday said Students from classes VI to VIII will not join the school from September 21.

Authorities in Pakistan closed 13 more schools across the country for not implementing health protocols devised to curb the spread of novel coronavirus.

According to the details, The National Command and Control Center said that 13 educational institutions that do not comply with the Coronavirus SOPs have been sealed.

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