The Education Ministry has suggested closing the schools from the 24th of November until the 31st of January amid the second wave of the novel coronavirus in Pakistan.
As per the reports, primary schools will be closed from November 24, middle schools from December 2 and higher secondary schools be closed from December 15, the ministry has suggested in its letter to the provinces.
However, the education ministry officials want teachers to come to educational institutes.
The ministry suggested calling teachers to schools and colleges to prepare for online classes. Online education systems, such as Teleschool and Teleradio, can be implemented, it proposed.
The recommendations will be presented in a meeting of provincial education ministers on the 23rd of November. Pakistan reopened its schools in September after a closure of more than six months.
The federal education ministry also seeks to extend the ongoing academic session to May 31, as per the letter.
It proposed that Matric and Intermediate exams be held in June 2021.
Pakistan reported 37 deaths and 2,800 new cases of the virus on Wednesday. The government has already banned indoor weddings and called for strict implementation of SOPs to contain the spread of the virus.
Authorities have been imposing smart lockdowns in virus hotspots too. Calls have been made to shut down schools again as cases are increasing.
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