Schools Closed Till January 10, Notification Issued

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

25th Nov, 2020. 06:19 pm

All schools in the Province Sindh will remain closed till January 10 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A notification issued by the Sindh Education Department said that the school administration would be allowed to continue the online classes till December 24.

It may be recalled that the decision to close schools was taken at a meeting of inter-provincial education ministers on November 23.

All educational institutions across the state will offer home-based education from November 26 to December 24. However, schools will remain open during this time, but children will not have to attend the classes.

Schools can call the children one day a week if they want, but the provinces can make their own policy in this regard. Furthermore, there will be winter holidays from December 25 to January 10.

Sindh Minister for Education and Labor Saeed Ghani made a statement regarding the Department of Education under the federation at a meeting of the NCOC chaired by the Federal Minister for Education.

“This year children will not be promoted in classes without exams.”

“We suggest that all educational institutions should not be closed, but if it seems so, then the primary schools with an enrollment of 73% should be closed while all classes of class 6 and above should be continued, added Saeed Ghani

Saeed Ghani further said, “The ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth examinations should not be taken in May and June but should be held and decided later based on the situation ahead.”

In order to provide financial relief to small private schools, loans should be provided to them on easy terms through banks and interest should be paid by the federal government so that these private schools do not suffer financially.

“Along with schools, we should also include tuition and coaching centres,” said Saeed Ghani

All non-teaching activities should be completely closed in educational institutions this year. Saeed Ghani’s position

Schools that want to educate online should continue to teach online, but if a parent does not want to send their children to school and wants their children to be educated at home, then schools should also be obliged to take action against these children.

During the second wave of coronavirus, the federal government has taken an important decision today (Monday) regarding educational institutions.

According to the details, the Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood chaired a session of education ministers today of all provinces, AJ&K, and Gilgit-Baltistan to make decisions about the constitution of academic sessions. The provincial education minister attended the session via video link.

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