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20 November, 2020 Views 1121

Federal Education Ministry Proposes To Close The Primary Schools

The federal ministry of education has proposed to close the primary schools across the country. According to the sources the proposals have been sent to all the provinces in which it is directed to shut down the schools from 24th November 2020 to 31st January 2021 due to an upsurge in the coronavirus cases. It is further mentioned that the middle schools should be closed from 2nd December and the higher secondary schools must be shut down from 15th December. However, the meeting of the National Command and Operation Center will be held on 23rd November to discuss the prevailing situation of the virus and to decide the closure of the schools. In the NCOC meeting the federal education minister, Shafqat Mahmood along with the inter-provincial education minister will take the decision in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus pandemic. 

Online Education System

To continue the academic activities, the ministry has recommended the teachers to come to the schools and prepare for the online classes to teach the students. Online education systems like Teleschool can be implemented so that the students can take regular classes without any disturbance in the academic schedule. All the recommendations by the education ministers will be provided in the meeting of NCOC. Pakistan reopened the schools across the country in September after six months. The Sindh Education Minister, Saeed Ghani had announced that this year no winter vacations will be granted to the students in Sindh as they have been provided extra holidays because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Winter Vacations in Balochistan

Education Minister Balochistan, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind has declared the winter vacations of three months in the province. Owing to the increase in coronavirus cases education institutes will be closed in Balochistan for three months i.e., from 1st December 2020 to the end of February.