Physical classes for grade 9 to 12 resume across Pakistan


Attendance at educational institutions today was short after religious groups announced a state strike in wake of the Lahore operation.

Schools and colleges reopened in over 13 districts including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Multan, Toba Tek Singh, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, and Dera Ghazi Khan.

Provincial Education Minister Murad Raas Sunday said that fifty percent of the scholars are going to be called in on Mondays and therefore the remaining half on Thursdays. All educational institutions are advised to make sure strict Covid-19 SOP implementation. The remaining districts would follow their regular schedule, Murad Raas further added.
On the opposite hand, junior classes, from 1 to eight , will remain suspended till Eidul Fitr while universities still operate online within the Covid-hit districts, while they might still function as per routine within the districts with “less than eight percent (Covid) positivity”.

On Sunday, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood addressed after an emergency meeting with provincial education and health ministers. Classes from grades nursery to eight will, on the opposite hand, remain closed till Eid. Universities located in districts with high coronavirus cases are instructed to maneuver classes online, he said during a news conference .


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