The educational institutions were closed in Pakistan in December in order to curb the spread of the virus, but now the decision has been made to open them. The students of grades 9-12 are to rejoin their classes from today.
As per the shared details, the educational institutes faced closure under extended winter vacations owing to the second wave of COVID-19 in the country.
“Classes 9 to 12, O and A level go back to school/ college. Wish them the very best. Their future is our main priority,” the minister wrote in a tweet ahead of the reopening of schools and colleges.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood announced last week that classes one to eight will resume from Feb 1 instead of Jan 25.
It is noteworthy to mention here that a meeting of education ministers on January 04 decided to reopen educational institutions across the country in a phase-wise manner with classes nine to 12 resuming in the first phase on January 18.
Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced that classes one to eight will resume from January 25 in the second phase whereas universities and other higher education institutions will resume on-campus sessions from Feb 1.
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