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Schools reopening from Sept. 15, STBB failed in printing textbooks


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

14th Sep, 2020. 02:49 pm
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Schools reopening

Schools across Sindh including Karachi will be reopening from tomorrow under-designed standard operating procedures (SOPs) to cope with the spread coronavirus outbreak.

In the first phase, students of 9th and 10th standard will join the classes ensuring social distancing.

Wearing masks for teachers, students and the other staff of the schools has been declared mandatory.

Students are also advised to sanitize their hands from time to time during school time.

Moreover, The Sindh Textbook Board (STBB) has failed in printing and distributing textbooks to government schools across the province.

The books are distributed to the children studying in government schools by the STBB before the commencement of the new academic year, but the authorities have failed this year.

According to sources, private publishers have cut down the printing of government textbooks by 40% due to non-payment of money.

Meanwhile, the books printed by STBB have also not been distributed among the children.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan in his tweet said 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.”

On September 7, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood had announced that educational institutions will reopen in phases from September 15 with universities and colleges setting the course for schools to reopen later.

Classes six, seven and eight, will follow suit a week into the reopening from September 23.

He said if all things operate swiftly for 15 days, then all the educational institutions will be reopened.