Educational institutions to open from Sep 15: Shafqat Mehmood

The decision can be delayed if the crisis persisted: Minister

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Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday said that  all educational institutions across the country would be opened if the health situation improved. Addressing a press conference, he said the decision can be delayed, if the crisis persisted in the country.

He said a standard operating procedure (SOPs) would be set for the teachers and students with regard to the opening of the educational institutions in the country. Teachers need to be apprised about the SOPs prior to the opening of the schools.

Educational institutions that had to delay examinations due to the virus will be allowed to schedule tests that are pending in July, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said.

He added that standard operating procedures (SOPs) will have to be followed or the government will cancel the examinations. The SOPs would include arranging tests in open air and ensure that there is distance between desks.

 

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