thenews.com.pk 19 Sep, 2020 01:45 am

Corona restarts to crawl upwards

Corona restarts to crawl upwards
The Federal Education Minister said the decision to reopen the schools from Sept 21 was taken in the inter-provincial meeting of education ministers, would be implemented

While addressing a press conference in the Sindh Assembly on Friday, the Sindh Education Minister, Saeed Ghani, said the Sindh government will inform the federal minister for education and the Committee of Education Ministers of all the provinces about the provincial government’s decision and every effort will be made to ensure that all private and public educational institutions followed the SOPs.“We have serious concerns about the economic situation of private educational institutions and children's education, but we cannot compromise on children's health” Ghani said and added that he himself had been visiting educational institutions in different districts of Karachi for the last four days while all the officers, including the secretary of the education department and members of the administration, are also visiting the educational institutions.“Unfortunately, the educational institutions of both sectors, private and public, are not fully implementing the SOPs," he said.Even the schools which are known as better educational institutions were also found violating the SOPs.

He said the education department had launched a drive to conduct tests for teaching and non-teaching staffers of all private and government educational institutions.Replying to another question, Saeed Ghani said that in order to solve the economic problems of private educational institutions, he had twice requested the federal government and the NCOC to provide them interest free loans.

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