Schools to be reopened and operated in three shifts: All Private Schools Association

All Private Schools Association’s chairman Tariq Shah has stated that schools will be operated in three shifts once reopened.

Speaking to a private news channel, Tariq Shah revealed that the schools have managed to pay salaries to their staff despite the fact that more than 35 per cent of the tuition fees was not received by schools’ administrations.

Expressing his views on the reopening of schools, Mr Shah stated that the schools will operate in three shifts throughout the day in order to limit the student attendance at a given time in accordance with the coronavirus SOPs and preventive guidelines issued by the government.

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Meanwhile, highlighting the financial crisis being faced by educational institutions, chairman All Private Schools Association  stressed upon the necessity for aid package for schools administrations in the form of waving off of utility bills and the provision of interest-free loans.

The development comes as earlier, Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) meeting chaired by federal education minister Shafqat Mahmood announced that the center and all the provinces have agreed upon reopening educational institutions from the first week of September with strict SOPs. The decision however, is linked with the approval of NCOC.