Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that he would like to reopen all educational institutions from the coming month as he is much concerned about the loss of studies, especially at the primary level.
In a tweet on Friday night, Shafqat Mahmood said that the final decision regarding schools opening will be made on health grounds. Students well being comes first.
He, in another tweet, informed that the Inter-provincial Education Ministers conference will take place on Jan 4, 2021. Among other agenda points, the most important would be an analysis of the health situation to determine the re-opening of educational institutions.
As Education Minister I would very much like to reopen all educational institutions as I am concerned about the learning losses specially at the primary level. However the final decision will be made on health grounds. Students well being comes first https://t.co/cTkhDTDqCt
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) December 25, 2020
Earlier, the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) had earlier decided to shut all schools, colleges, and universities from November 26 and announced that a review meeting will held in the first week of January.
“The IPEMC would meet on January 4 to review the pandemic situation in the country and make a decision about reopening of educational institutions,” the minister said.
Saeed Ghani had on Wednesday said that after evaluating the coronavirus situation, it did not seem possible that educational institutions would reopen in January 2021.
Ghani had reiterated his stance that unlike the last academic year, no student would be promoted to the next year without taking the examination this year.