The federal government has made the announcement of closing the educational institutes across the nation from the 26th of November until the 24th of December owing to the surge in the coronavirus cases.
As per the shared details, Shafqat Mahmood, while addressing an important press conference alongside Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan, said that the government will have to take such measures to immediately stop the virus spread.
“It has decided to close all educational institutions across Pakistan from November 26 till December 24. Winter vacations will be started from December 25 to January 10. Children will continue their academic activities from their homes as all academic sessions will be continued using the online medium.”
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“The provincial governments will take the decision on the online academic sessions and homework for the students. We are hoping for reopening the educational institutions from January 11 after witnessing improvements in the pandemic’s situation. The situation will be reviewed in the first week of January 2021.”
“All examinations have been deferred due to the closure of the educational institutions till January 15. We will try to extend the dates of the board examinations till the months of May and June. However, entry tests of the educational institutions will be held as per schedule.”
“Maximum efforts will be made for students to continue their academic activities while residing in their homes. A small number of students will be permitted to reside in the universities’ hostels.”