Education Ministry proposes to close schools from Nov 24

Lahore, 19th November: The Ministry of Education has proposed to shut down educational institutions from November 24 to January 31 amid the second wave of coronavirus in Pakistan.

Baaghi TV: According to reports, it is being suggested that the primary schools will be closed from November 24, middle schools from December 2 and higher secondary schools be closed from December 15.

However, the education ministry officials want teachers to come to educational institutes.

The ministry proposed calling teachers to schools and colleges to prepare for online classes. Online education systems, such as Teleschool and Teleradio, can be implemented, it recommended. The recommendations will be presented in a meeting of provincial education ministers on November 23.

The federal education ministry is also considering to extend the ongoing academic session to May 31, according to the letter. It is being recommended that Matric and Intermediate exams be held in June 2021.

Pakistan reported 37 deaths and 2,800 new cases of the virus on Wednesday.

The government has started imposing smart lockdown in the areas where cases are reported and have already prohibited indoor weddings.

The authorities have called for strict implementation of SOPs to contain the spread of the virus.

Pakistan reopened its schools in September after a closure of over six months, but now the parents are urging the government to shut down schools again as cases are rising in the educational institutes.

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