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Educational Institutions Likely To Reopen In September

The provincial and federal education ministers have agreed on a proposal to reopen educational institutions across the country in the first week of September amid strict observance of anti-coronavirus measures.

The decision was taken during an inter-provincial education ministers’ conference presided by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood. However, two more meetings would take place before September 1 to finalise the SOPs.

A proposal to allow examinations in educational institutions keeping in place strict precautionary measures was also discussed and agreed upon. The proposal would be then referred to the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) whereas the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) would give its final approval on Thursday.

Education ministers of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) participated via video link.

Last month, Mahmood had said the government was considering opening schools with the implementation of SOPs and suggestions had been sought from the seminaries (Madaris) and private institutions of all provinces, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that govt had canceled all board exams across the country and extended the closure of schools till July 15 as part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.

 

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