Schools all across Pakistan are going to reopen from tomorrow, March 1st after a long break from studies due to the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
On February 26, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that all the students that are going to be regular in schools from March 1st.
All schools will go back to regular classes from 1st march. It is reiterated that the SOPs issued by the Ministry in consultation with Health/NCOC are still fully applicable on schools with a special emphasis on use of Masks, Physical Distancing and Hand washing, he wrote on Twitter.
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) February 26, 2021
All schools will go back to regular classes from 1st march. It is reiterated that the SOPs issued by the Ministry in consultation with Health/NCOC are still fully applicable on schools with a special emphasis on use of Masks, Physical Distancing & Hand washing. @Shafqat_Mahmood pic.twitter.com/rjO0p4cQsF
— Ministry of Federal Education/ProfessionalTraining (@EduMinistryPK) February 26, 2021
On the other hand, the Sindh government has on Sunday (today) opposed the decision by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood for allowing 5-day regular classes from March 1, saying the announcement has “created confusion among the students.”
Saeed Ghani, in this regard, said that as per the decision of the provincial government, schools will only allow 50% attendance, adding that regular classes cannot be resumed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Emphasizing the importance of following the coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs), he added that children going to school will be required to maintain social distancing in the classroom.
“How will children maintain social distancing if we allow 100 % attendance?” Saeed Ghani questioned.
“Once the pandemic end, all children will be allowed to go to school,” he went on to add.
“The decision to reopen schools was also taken by the committee,” he said.