Phase-Wise educational institutions to be opened from January 18: Shafqat

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Phase-Wise educational institutions to be opened from January 18: Shafqat

News Desk :

Federal education minister, Shafqat Mehmood has announced that educational institutions across the country would be opened phase-wise from January 18. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, the Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said that in the first phase, classes nine to 12 would be allowed to resume from Jan 18.

The education minister stated that teachers and staff would be allowed to come back to schools from Jan 11 after the winter vacations over. Shafqat Mehmood mentioned that online classes would be resumed from Jan 11 also.

Schedule of reopening:

  • Jan 18: Classes 9 to 12 to resume
  • Jan 25: Classes 1 to 8 to resume
  • Feb 1: Higher educational institutions to resume

Elaborating on the decisions taken during the meeting, Mahmood said that board exams which were due to be held in March and April were postponed to May and June because “the children have not completed their coursework and we want to give them time [to prepare].” He added that the government would review the health situation again on Jan 14 or 15 to “see if the trajectory is under control”.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, who addressed the press conference before Mahmood, cautioned that more precautions were needed to control the spread of Covid-19.

“When we looked at data and analysed it, it became clear that we need to take some more precautions and delay [reopening] so that the second wave can be reduced before we reopen,” he said.

Phase-Wise educational institutions to be opened from January 18: Shafqat

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