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Educational institutions across country to be closed from Nov 26

News Desk:

Educational institutions across the country would be closed from November 26 to contain the COVID19. Addressing a press conference on Monday, the Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood said the government has decided to close all educational institutions across the country from November 26 to tackle the second wave of coronavirus.

Mr. Mehmood however informed that educational institutions would reopen from January 11, 2021. He announced the postponement of all examinations in educational institutions in the country.

The education minister said winter vacations would be held from Dec 25 to January 10th in the country. He directed the educational institutions to hold online classes to provide an opportunity for students to study during the closure. Shafqat Mehmood stated that heads of educational institutions would decide the presence of teachers in schools.

The minister said that “home learning” will continue from November 26 to December 24. “From December 25 till January 10, 2021, there will be winter vacations. Then from January 11, if the situation improves, we hope we can once again open all educational institutions.”

Mahmood added that a “review session” will be held during the first week of January to gauge the country’s Covid-19 outbreak and a decision will be made accordingly. “God willing, educational institutions will reopen from January 11.”

The education minister stated that all examinations scheduled for December have been postponed. “Exams will commence from January 15.” He added that there were some “professional exams” that would, however, continue as per schedule.

Educational institutions across country to be closed from Nov 26

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