For finalizing the decision about schools’ reopening throughout Pakistan, the Federal Education Minister-Shafqat Mahmood has called a meeting of the provincial health and education ministers today.
As per the shared details, while talking to journalists, Shafqat Mahmood said that the meeting will mull over the reopening of educational institutions in the country in view of the current situation of the pandemic.
The minister said he wanted that schools should be reopened but the final decision on reopening of educational institutions will be taken on the basis of health advisory considering the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country. Students’ health was the top priority of the government, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood had earlier said that reopening of educational institutions from January 11, 2021, seemed to be difficult due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Previously, the education minister had said that decision on reopening of educational institutions will be taken on the basis of health advisory keeping in view the prevailing coronavirus situation across the country.
Earlier a petition had been filed in the Lahore High Court on Thursday challenging the government’s January 4 decision to reopen educational institutions across the country on Jan 18.
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