The final decision regarding the resumption of primary classes will be taken on September 29. This was revealed by the Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) will take the final decision about whether to resume classes for grades 1-5 or not. He said this while speaking at the National College of Arts (NCA).
Earlier, the government made the announcement that the primary classes will begin in schools on 30th September. A final decision by NCOC was pending, the report said.
About the COVID-19 pandemic, Mahmood stated that 30,000 COVID-19 tests are being conducted by the government across Pakistan on a daily basis. Most of these tests were taking place in schools.
The minister emphasized that due to the six-month closure of schools amidst the pandemic there has been an academic loss for the students. Thus, it is of utmost importance to continue the academic year.
In response to a question, the minister said that the opposition does not have public support as PML-N and the PPP have been exposed over the last couple of years.
He termed the recent statements by Nawaz Sharif as an act of hypocrisy. He said that while he sitting in London is just criticizing the government, his own people are meeting the military leadership.
About the increase in food prices, Mahmood said that the government wants to bring down inflation, and now the economic indicators appear positive.