Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced on Monday that schools and colleges will reopen in Pakistan from January 18.
While addressing a press conference, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced that in the first phase, classes 9 to 12 would be allowed to resume from January 18.
In the second phase, the minister said, primary to class 8 will resume on January 25.
The minister said that universities and other higher education institutions will reopen from February 1 in the third and last phase.
The minister announced that board exams have been postponed till May and June as students did not have enough time to prepare for their exams.
Mahmood said that another meeting will be held on January 14-15 by the education ministers to review the health situation in the country. He reiterated that the decisions had been taken after consulting all provinces.
Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas tweeted that classes from grades 9-12 will resume from January 18 while those from ECE to 8th grade will resume from January 25.
“Universities to open on February 1st, 2021. All institutions will have 50% students on alternate days as before,” he tweeted.
Opening of Educational Institutions in Punjab.
Classes 9,10,11,12 to open on January 18th 2021. Classes ECE through 8th to open on January 25th, 2021. Universities to open on February 1st, 2021. All institutions will have 50% students on alternate days as before.
— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) January 4, 2021