thenews.com.pk 19 Sep, 2020 02:00 am

Continuation of online education advocated

Continuation of online education advocated
Islamabad : As poor adherence to safety and prevention standard operating procedures against novel coronavirus has been reported in educational institutions since their reopening on September 15,...

Islamabad September 19, 2020 Islamabad : As poor adherence to safety and prevention standard operating procedures (SOPs) against novel coronavirus has been reported in educational institutions since their reopening on September 15, voices are growing in support of the continued online learning of children from preschool to middle standards, for the sake of their health.“I’m very upset to see the reports of noncompliance with [COVID-19] standard operating procedures and detection of coronavirus cases pour in from educational institutions.The woman declared the closure of over 30 educational institutions in the country over SOP violation within 48 hours of their reopening and dozens of students and teachers testing positive for the virus ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ and said she knew many parents, who were indisposed to send their small children to school even if they’re open.When contacted, FDE director (schools) Abdul Waheed insisted that the regulator was ensuring strict compliance with SOPs by government educational institutions in the federal capital through regular inspections and won’t make any compromise on it.

Virtual learning is the best way to prevent the spread of infection among children,” said Sumbal Khan, a mother of two schoolchildren.Sana Wajid, a housewife, said two of her children studied in grade six but she won't let them go to school due to low immunity.

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