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27 February, 2021 Views 35

Shafqat Mahmood Directs To Resume Regular Classes In Schools From 1st March

The federal education minister for education and professional training, Shafqat Mahmood has directed to resume the regular classes in the schools from 1st March 2021. According to the minister, the regular 5-day classes will be held and the students will attend the lectures. The restrictions were imposed in the major cities due to the increased cases of the coronavirus. Earlier it was announced that the students will take 3-day classes in a week to cover their course work so that they can appear in the exams. 

Announcement By Education Minister

The education minister took the Twitter and announced that as per the issued schedule the academic activities will be resumed and the students are informed to go to the schools on the regular basis and focus on the studies. He further added that the announcement is applicable to all educational institutes across Pakistan. The minister clarified that there will be strict implementation of the coronavirus standard operating procedures in all the schools and colleges of Pakistan. The students are advised to wear masks and maintain physical distance to minimize the risk of getting infected from the coronavirus. As per the data reported by the health department the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic is under control so due to this reason the government has decided to resume the classes in the routine. 

In-Person Classes

The meeting of the national command and operation center (NCOC) was held in January in which it was decided that the schools in the major cities of Pakistan such as Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, and Peshawar will allow 50% of students to attend the classes on the alternate days. The government officials earlier announced to reopen the educational institutes across Pakistan such as schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries from 1st February 2021. The NCOC had declared to reopen the institutes in compliance with the SOPs devised by the government for the protection of the students and teachers.