Govt will review decision to reopen schools in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government will review its decision to reopen schools in Pakistan during the first week of September according to the Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood.

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Govt will review decision to reopen schools in Pakistan.

The Federal Minister while speaking to a media channel says that private institutions may call their teachers and administration staff on duty before schools reopen but students would not be allowed to attend schools before a final decision is taken.

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According to the Shafqat Mahmood, schools across Pakistan will only reopen once the coronavirus pandemic is over and upon strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) which will be decided by the federal government but can be altered by provincial governments based on the condition in their respective provinces.

Some of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) may include division of classes into further sections to lessen the number of students sitting together, change in timings such as dual sessions.

Talking about examination the Federal Minister for Education said that they were considering all options and will decide whether to hold annual exams this year or postpone them for a later date.

All final decisions will be taken by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) based on the overall condition of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Shafqat Mahmood said that schools also need to look into ways to reopen with better implementation of SOPs including better hygiene facilities, clean water and sanitation.

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