The government on Tuesday (today) will decide about the reopening of primary schools following Coronavirus pandemic precautionary measures.
Earlier on September 15, universities and colleges and 9th and 10th-grade students had resumed on-campus learning, however, students of classes 6th, 7th and 8th returned to schools on September 22 after the six-month break.
Sindh had delayed the recommencement of middle classes by a week but allowed the schools to reopen after reviewing the pandemic situation. The students of primary and pre-primary classes are scheduled to return to schools from September 30.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood said about 1% COVID-19 rate has been witnessed in educational institutions and that was satisfactory for the government, adding that institutes were being re-opened with strict implementation of SOPs.
The minister said the government’s action against the COVID-19 outbreak was being appreciated internationally. Earlier, the government had decided to close schools, colleges, and universities in March in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Sindh, however, had suspended educational activities in the province on February 27 after the detection of the first COVID-19 case in Karachi.
NCOC Permitted To Reopen Schools
According to the details, the NCOC had permitted to open educational institutions in the second phase. The meeting on the opening of educational institutions was attended by Federal Minister Asad Omar, Educational Minister Shafqat Mahmood, and Interior Minister.
After the first phase, a total of 35 educational institutions across the country were closed after coronavirus cases surged.