Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah announced on Sunday that schools and colleges in Sindh will remain closed till 19 August 2021 due to rising number of coronavirus cases across the province.
“The decision has been taken that we will keep schools closed till August 19 [as well as] colleges.” said the Sindh Education Minister while speaking at a press conference in Karachi. He added that the decision has been taken to facilitate students.
It is pertinent to mention that Sindh Government had closed all schools and colleges across the province on 24 July 2021 due to rising number of COVID-19 cases.
The Sindh School Education and Literacy Department has issued a notification in this regard. “In view of the prevailing situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, all Public and Private Educational Institutions under Administrative Control of School Education & Literacy Department of Sindh shall continue to remain close till 19.08.2021 (10th of Muharram 1443).” the notification read.
The Sindh Education Minister added that another notification would be issued tomorrow (Monday) to ensure mandatory vaccination for teachers and only vaccinated teachers would be allowed on the premises. “The decision of the chief minister and the task force to stop their salaries will also be implemented,” he added