Educational Institutions to open from Sept 15 across Pakistan phase-wise: Shafqat

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The Federal Minister Education, Shafqat Mehmood has announced to open all educational institutions in phases from September 15th across the county. The government has made this decision nearly six months after the closure of educational institutions in the aftermath of the outbreak of COIVD19.

Addressing a press conference after chairing an inter-provincial conference of all provincial education ministers in the first phase, all higher education institutions including universities and professional colleges, as well as classes nine till 12 will resume on Sept 15.

Educational Institutions to open from Sept 15 across Pakistan phase-wise: Shafqat

A week later, on Sept 23, classes six, seven, and eight will be allowed to return to schools following a review, while primary schools will be reopened on Sept 30 in the last phase, the minister announced. “It means we will open all these institutions in 15 days if things remain okay,” he said.

Balochistan education minister, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind on the occasion said the province would abide by the decision of the federal government and open all schools, colleges, and universities phase-wise.

The Federal Minister however said the government made this decision after declining cases of the coronavirus in the country. “Government’s strategy succeeded”, Mr. Mehmood said.

PM’s adviser on health 

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan said the government had decided Sept 15 as the tentative date for the reopening of educational institutions if an analysis of the current coronavirus situation allowed. “The situation is satisfactory in terms of tests”, he said.

“We can say with confidence that we can open educational institutions in a phase-wise manner,” he added.

Dr. Sultan said there had been a lot of debate in the world and in the country about the sequence of opening schools but after looking at all factors including the strength of students in schools and the condition of schools in Pakistan, it was collectively decided that higher education institutes will be opened first, following by classes 6-9 and then primary schools.

Educational Institutions to open from Sept 15 across Pakistan phase-wise: Shafqat

 

 

 

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