On Thursday, the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood announced that a meeting between education and health ministers will be held tomorrow (Friday, 15th January) to review the coronavirus situation in Pakistan.
Taking to Twitter, Shafqat Mehmood said that the COVID-19 situation has to be reviewed before the students go back to school.
“Education and Health Ministers meeting again tomorrow to review the coronavirus situation before students start coming to school.”
Education and Health Ministers meeting again tomorrow to review the coronavirus situation before students start coming to school. While I desperately want education to continue the final decision will be on health grounds. Students well being will always be a priority
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) January 14, 2021
He continued writing,
“While I desperately want education to continue the final decision will be on health grounds. Students well being will always be a priority.”
Earlier on January 4th, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood had announced the gradual reopening of educational institutions across the country from January 18 after reviewing the cases of the global coronavirus.
The decision was announced by Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood after a meeting of provincial education ministers in Islamabad.
Shafqat Mehmood said that educational institutions for ninth to 12th classes would be opened from January 18 and other students from primary to 8th class would start coming to school from January 25.
According to the Education Minister, higher education institutions including universities and colleges will be opened on February 1.