All the private and government schools in the district Rawalpindi reopened for administrative work on Monday after they had remained shut for nearly 2 months owing to the second wave of the virus.
As per the shared details, the first ones to enter the closed centers of learning were the cleaning staff. Armed with brooms and dusters, they cleared the cobwebs and cleaned the dust which had gathered during the extended winter break.
Classes will, however, begin as per schedule from January 18, officials of the District Education Office said.
On the first day of reopening of the schools, the overall attendance of teachers and non-teaching staff, including Grade-IV employees remained very low while strict instructions have been issued to all the employees to ensure 100% attendance from Tuesday.
Furthermore, the cleanliness work has commenced in all the government and private schools which will continue the whole week to ensure a clean environment for students. The classes are slated to officially start on January 18.
The recently held Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) jointly held with the Health Ministry and the National Command Operations Centre (NCOC) had decided phased the reopening of schools in the province as well as the schedule of examinations in 2021.
As per schedule, on January 11, schools throughout Punjab will reopen only for teachers and staff members to prepare academic work and implement Covid-19 SOPs.
On January 18, schools will resume classes for grades nine to 12 only. From January 25 onwards classes for nursery and grade one to eight will start.
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