On Monday, the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) was not able to take the decision on schools’ closure in the nation after there had been a rise in the cases of coronavirus.
As per reports, the meeting held at the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) was led by Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood. All the provincial education ministers attended the meeting and presented the COVID-19 situation in educational institutions of their respective provinces.
As per an official statement issued by the Education Ministry, the IPEMC did not reach any final decision about the closure or early winter vacations in schools.
It said that the IPEMC will meet again on the 23rd of November to take any final decision on the subject.
In the meeting, the Secretary of Health also presented suggestions.
Officials said that the ministry of health had proposed early winter vacations in schools till December 31.
The provincial education ministers also presented situation reports of their respective provinces in the educational institutions.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said that the final verdict on closure of schools or starting the winter vacations will be taken in a meeting on November 23.
He also said that the IPEMC discussion and recommendations will be presented in the National Coordination Committee (NCC).