KARACHI: Schools are unlikely to open in January because of the ongoing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic according to the Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani.
While addressing a press conference in Karachi on Wednesday, the education minister said under the current circumstances and increasing number of coronavirus cases, it was unlikely that schools will reopen in January 2021.
However, the education minister clarified that unlike last time no students will be promoted to the next grade without sitting in the final examination.
Educational institutes were closed last month on the recommendation of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.
The federal government announced that schools will remain closed throughout Pakistan from November 26th to January 10th, 2020.
However, the education ministers stated that students will continue to study from home and attend online classes with weekly homework given by the teachers until December 25th when winter vacations will commence.
Schools were initially said to reopen on January 11th after a meeting of all education ministers keeping in view the coronavirus situation across the country at the time.