Govt. to Decide About Schools' Closure on Nov 23: Minister – RS News

Govt. to Decide About Schools’ Closure on Nov 23: Minister

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. 

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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).

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