The federal minister for education, Shafqat Mahmood has rubbished the rumors that the schools would remain closed till October. He tweeted about this after some fake accounts in his name started to spread false information.
The education minister also clarified that the education ministers of all the provinces would be meeting on the 7th of September for taking a decision on whether the educational institutions be reopened or not.
On the other hand, the federal government has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for controlling the spread of coronavirus among the students after the schools are reopened, if reopened from the 15th of September.
According to the newly issued SOPs, morning assemblies have been canceled and it’s been directed that students should directly go to their classes.
The issued SOPs also advise parents not to use public transportation for getting their children dropped to schools.
Previously, a petition was filed in the Lahore High Court by the parents in Punjab province. They filed the petition for getting the schools reopened. The court then called the provincial government for advice on the matter.
Back in August, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, the provincial health minister of Sindh has opposed the decision of reopening schools across the country. She said that schools should only be opened once the coronavirus pandemic is completely dealt with.
It is no hidden fact that many business have been affected by the corona epidemic. It has affected a lot of schools as well, hence the government has taken the decision of offering financial relief package to the private schools that charge low fees.
via Express Tribune