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Hasty closure of schools will hurt education

Hasty closure of schools will hurt education
Ag APPISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mahmood, has said the decision to reopen schools was taken with great care and any “hasty decision” to close them would...

Top Story September 20, 2020 ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mahmood, has said the decision to reopen schools was taken with great care and any “hasty decision” to close them would “destroy education”, a day after Sindh announced it is delaying the return of secondary pupils by a week over virus fears.In a following tweet, the federal minister said 90 per cent of public sector and low-fee paying private schools do not have online teaching facilities, the closure of which results in most students not getting any education “at all”.He added that the six-month closure “deeply affected the students” and the decision to reopen was “taken with great care”.In a series of tweets on Saturday, Mahmood said the health of students is “our first priority” and any decision the government makes will be guided by the advice of the health ministry.

”A day earlier, Sindh education minister Saeed Ghani announcement the provincial government was putting off the reopening of secondary schools by a week.“While health is a priority, this factor must be kept in mind.

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