ISLAMABAD: Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood while announcing the opening of educational institutions across the country said that schools for 9th to 12th class will be opened from January 18 and primary to 8th class from January 25.

According to details, a meeting of inter-provincial education ministers was held under the chairmanship of Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood, in which provincial education ministers and other officials participated through video link.

After the meeting, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood in a press conference announced the opening of educational institutions across the country in three phases.

Shafqat Mehmood said that schools from 9th to 12th class will be opened from January 18, schools from primary to 8th class from January 25 and higher education institutions including universities will be opened from February 1.

Referring to the board examinations, the Education Minister said that the board examinations would now be held in May and June, while from January 11, the school administration and teachers would be able to perform their duties.

He said that the first priority of the government is the health of children, no compromise can be made on the health of children, a review meeting will be held on January 14 or 15.

Special Assistant for Health Dr. Faisal Sultan said in a press conference that there has been some stagnation in the second wave of Corona. The stagnation was directly related to the closure of educational institutions. Delay is necessary as a precaution.

Private Schools Supreme Council welcomes government’s decision

On the other hand, the Supreme Council of Private Schools welcomed the decision of the government and said that the decision to open schools is welcome, schools will be opened under government decisions and SOPs.

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