ISLAMABAD: Schools closure extends up to more three weeks in corona affected districts of Pakistan.
The Govt. of Pakistan has decided to close the school classes from I to VIII for 28th April due to the third wave of pandemics.
Education/Health Ministers of Pakistan unanimously made following decisions at NCOC today: 1) In districts affected by corona classes from 1 till 8th will remain closed till 28th April. 2) In these districts classes 9th till 12th will resume in a staggered manner from April 19th
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) April 6, 2021
The federal government has also decided to close classes from IX to XII from 18th April 18 in the Corona-affected districts of the country.
NCOC Meeting on Schools closure
The third wave of the covid-19 epidemic led to the meeting of the NCOC (National Command and Operations Center.
This meeting was about the teaching process in educational institutions.
The meeting was attended by federal and provincial education and health ministers.
Important Decisions about Schools closure
The meeting took important decisions regarding educational institutions. The meeting also reviewed the status of examinations in educational institutions.
While giving the briefing to the media, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood told that classes from I to VIII will remain closed till April 28 in the districts affected by Corona.
Shafqat Mehmood told the media that a meeting will be held again on 28th April to review whether schools will be reopened or remained closed till Eid-ul-Fitr.
The Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said that classes IX to XII would be opened from 19 April.
He said that universities in the affected districts would also remain closed. He said that only online classes would continue in such areas.
Shafqat Mehmood told the media that universities will remain open in districts that are not affected by pandemics.
Fate of Examinations
He said that students would be allowed to come to school with strict SOPs for the preparations for examinations.
The Federal Education Minister said that there are 4 million students in class IX to XII, whose examinations have been decided to be held in the third week of May.
The Education Minister said, “Different provinces have prepared their own timetables. Some examinations will be held in June and some in July”.
“Therefore, universities have been asked to extend the dates of entrance tests”, he added.
Shafqat Mehmood said that there were 85000 students of A and O level whose exams will be held on time in May with full SOPs, the dates of which will not be changed.