thenews.com.pk 18 Sep, 2020 15:30 am

No reason to postpone resumption of classes for 6-8 graders if situation remains same

No reason to postpone resumption of classes for 6-8 graders if situation remains same
Classes 6th to 8th grade were to resume on September 21

— INP/Files ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said Friday that the reopening of schools for sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders across the country will go ahead as per schedule.The federal minister's announcement comes hours after Sindh education minister Saeed Ghani announced that the phase-wise reopening of schools in the province is being delayed over fears of the spread of COVID-19."We will meet in the National Command and Operations Centre on 22nd to decide finally but if the current trend remains, no reason to postpone 6 to 8 opening on 23rd September," he added.Earlier today, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said 10 educational institutions in KP and three in Sindh have been shut down for flouting the standard operating procedures laid down by the government to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.

Classes 6th to 8th were to resume on September 21.Pre-primary and primary classes have been scheduled to resume on September 30.

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