The Sindh Government has put several restrictions on unvaccinated students, including applying for admissions, taking classes and sitting in exams if they cannot prove they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. The development came as schools and colleges reopened across the province.
No students will be allowed admission, take physical classes, appear in practical exams or other examination prior to vaccination,” said a notification issued by the Director of College Education Karachi Region.
Earlier on September 1, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) announced to begin coronavirus vaccination of teenagers aged 17 years with the consent of their parents.
If a student is below the age of 17, their data has to be submitted to the directorate, along with their NADRA B form.
Sindh has been the worst hit province in the country in terms of coronavirus infections and the provincial government is struggling to control the fourth wave of the deadly infection.
This is a copy of the notification:
It bears mentioning that the decision to ban unvaccinated students from applying for admissions, taking classes or sitting in exams was taken during the meeting of the heads of private schools association. In the meeting it was decided that all the students aged 17 and above will be inoculated against the deadly virus.
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