The Education Minister of Punjab Murad Raas had a meeting with the private school owners. In the meeting, it was discussed that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) need to be implemented at the opening of schools.
Raas said that schools can reopen for children in class 6 and above as reported by ProPakistani. For Nursery to Grade 5 students, the decision to resume classes will be taken later on.
Furthermore, it was decided that all the students will not be called on the same day. Students from each class will be divided into 2 groups. The children that will come to school one day will be given off the next day.
School owners have been requested by the Minister to provide feedback by 25th August.
Back on 11th August the SOPs were issued by the Punjab government for opening schools. The SOPs include basic principles, health awareness, and hygiene.
In another article, we informed our readers that the Health Minister of Sindh, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho has opposed the decision of reopening schools in the province and in other parts of the nation from September.
In Punjab, earlier the provincial education minister for Punjab Murad Raas on Monday hinted at the reopening of all schools in two shifts across Punjab from mid of the upcoming month of September.