Lahore, 5th November: An inter-provincial education ministers’ conference was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood.
No decision could be taken on 8th, 9th and 10th board exams in the meeting. It was decided in the meeting that there will be no winter vacation in Punjab. The next meeting of inter-provincial education ministers will be held in December.
The meeting also considered the cases of coronavirus in educational institutions, but we decided that the institutions in which the virus is spreading, should be closed, not all of them, the education ministers of the four provinces in the meeting video attended via a link.
The Corona Expert Advisory Group did not recommend the closure of the schools, the meeting said, adding that the areas affected by coronavirus children should be identified.
It should be noted that after the outbreak of coronavirus, educational institutions were closed in March and reopened in September. However, COVID-19 has now started spreading again. Educational institutions have been reopened under SOPs. More cases are coming and they are being re-sealed.